Back in the present, Raheem Mostert has asked for a trade after the 49ers have failed to make a commitment to him as the starter. When names are thrown out for teams that might trade for Mostert, the Titans come up quickly.
In fact, Grant Afseth mentioned the Titans first on his list of teams that would be ideal fits for him saying:
"Making an attempt to acquire a complementary running back like Raheem Mostert would help keep Henry fresh. The dynamic impact he regularly provides the Titans is crucial for the success of the offense as a whole. With Mostert, the physical toll would lessen while the results could largely sustain. The Titans did use a third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Darrynton Evans. For a team coming off an AFC Championship Game appearance, relying immediately on a rookie in the backfield alongside Henry may not be the most reliable option."
I like Evans a lot as a prospect, but this isn’t a bad point. The Titans have double down on their commitment to running the ball this offseason, basically ignoring what was considered a historic draft class of WRs in favor of an offensive tackle in the first round and a back in the third.
Tennessee can’t afford to let their rushing attack fall off and having better insurance behind Henry isn’t a bad idea.