Titans fans should be watching Vic Beasley and Marcus Mariota closely
By Will Lomas
How the Titans could get a 5th round pick
When you look at the cancellation chart that Nick Korte compiled, you can see the two “5th round” comp picks canceling each other out.
However, right now Vic Beasley isn’t with the team and there is no telling when he is on his way. Even if his agent came out today and said he was coming back, there isn’t really any reason for the Titans to accept him into the fold.
Beasley would still have to undergo testing procedures and then slowly work his way into shape. He is 10 days behind already and most of the Titans players and coaches haven’t even seen him yet.
With this much mystery surrounding Beasley, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Titans tried to find some way to dissolve this contract because he has made no effort or commitment to the team that shows Tennessee that he is committed to the team.
If they can find a way to make that happen, then it would erase that cancelation from the formula.
And you might be thinking, “Well, why would Beasley agree to that if he has a big signing bonus?” Well, that might be the only way that he can get away from the millions of dollars that he is going to owe the Titans by the time this is all said and done:
If he wants to make money this season from any team, he would need to get out of the way of that contract first and the Titans aren’t going to cut him and lose that money. Instead, they will let him dig himself deeper and deeper into a hole of fines.
A 5th pick would be nice to have, and frankly, it would probably be better for the Titans than a likely out of shape Vic Beasley who isn’t even motivated enough to communicate with his agent about whether or not he wants to play for the Titans.
The wild thing is, this could get even better for the Titans thanks to Marcus Mariota.