Why should the Titans sign Warford?
Warford is a 3-time Pro Bowl right guard and those three times have all been in the last three years so you aren’t getting a washed-up player. In fact, I would almost say that this trade is contingent on the Titans signing Warford if we are going to assume that they don’t entertain the idea of Wilson playing guard to start his career.
An argument that I think I will get for this is that the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans run completely different offenses, but that isn’t an issue for me. Larry Warford and Nate Davis are very similar to me when you look at their potential as draft prospects:
-Both 3rd round picks
-Both tested like unexplosive players, but who did have short-area quickness
-Both were considered good value where they were selected.
Now, it may seem like I am just adding a step into the process, right? Why don’t the Eagles just sign Warford right?
Let me remind you that the Eagles are already in huge trouble with the cap, so how are they going to afford a guard who should command a really good salary for a one-year deal and who they can’t even think about signing to a multi-year contract since they are $50 million over the cap already for 2021.
It has to be agonizing for the Eagles to not be able to make a move here to sign Warford, but luckily they do get the benefit of trading for a young, cheap guard with starting experience who is plug and play.