Where would Jamal Adams fit with the Titans?
There was a lot of speculation in 2019 that Amani Hooker would come in and compete for a future role as a slot cornerback. While that never came to fruition, the point is that Hooker was good enough to earn reps as a rookie in a stacked group of DBs.
Hooker has left a good impression on this coaching staff and I think they view both he and Dane Cruikshank as versatile DBs without a home. If Adams is added, you can let Hooker cross-train more as a CB this year and add to that versatility.
Speaking of versatility, when you have a player like Jamal Adams on your team, you invent ways to get him on the field.
Adams would be the perfect “moneybacker” for the Titans, meaning he would be a player that moves around the defense and does a little of this and a little of that. He could be a hybrid between linebacker and safety and even mix in some snaps coming around the edge to rush the QB.
In fact, his closest comparison to a former Titans player probably isn’t a safety, instead think of him as a Logan Ryan replacement/upgrade. Someone who can handle bigger guys in the slot if he needs to, but someone who really thrives as a blitzer and who make a visible difference in run defense.
There are so many ways that Adams could help the Tennessee Titans defense. He is coming off of his first season as a first-team all-pro, and he would immediately give the team the best secondary in the NFL.
The Titans were so close to the Super Bowl last season, so it might seem crazy to trade away draft picks instead of using them to build depth and continually get better. But if they truly believe in an athletic and versatile defense, then Jamal Adams is a player that could be a perfect fit for the Titans for the long haul.