Who are the key players for the Tennessee Titans?
It is almost too simplistic to try to boil down the Tennessee Titans roster and find the most important players.
However, if you look at the best rosters in the NFL there are clearly some pieces that can make or break those teams. Before you think that the league is completely driven by quarterbacks, it is important to take a step back and look at the players that make the QB’s life easier.
Look at Aaron Rodgers. Maybe one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history in terms of talent and ability, but the Green Bay Packers have wasted a lot of his career by not surrounding him with talent to help him.
If you kept up with the 2020 NFL Draft, then you remember this highlighted by the fact that the Packers haven’t drafted a wide receiver in the first round since 2002. Not only that, but they haven’t spent a first round pick on a player on the offensive side of the ball in the last 10 years (excluding future Aaron Rodgers replacement Jordan Love this year).
Even with an all-time great player like Rodgers, the Packers never quite found all the “cornerstone” caliber players on offense to make it to the Super Bowl again. That is why it is important to layer talent on both sides of the ball, even with an elite player or two on one side.
With the deal just handed out to Derrick Henry, we now have a complete picture of what the offense will look like this year and we now are 100% sure about the type of offense that Mike Vrabel and Jon Robinson want in Tennessee.
The path is laid out and now the Titans have to do everything they can to improve on what they did last season with the goal of getting a step further and making it to the Super Bowl this year. So which players will have the biggest impact on this season and beyond? Meet the cornerstones on offense.