Titans trade dreams.
The Tennessee Titans just suffered their first loss of the season, but that may actually be a good thing with the trade deadline just a week away.
Now, a loss is obviously never the goal, but teams can get complacent when they are undefeated and the Titans (while very good) still have some pretty clear holes.
You don’t want to overreact to anything, but there are two reasons to make a trade if you are going to make one. The first reason is to emphasize the strong points of your team.
For example, the San Francisco 49ers traded for Emmanuel Sanders last year despite having Deebo Samuel and George Kittle as really good threats through the air. He went on to have 500+ yards and 3 touchdowns in just over half a season.
The other reason to make a trade is to patch a hole that is a major problem consistently.
In 2018 and 2019 the L.A. Rams did this. First with Dante Fowler who ended up with 13.5 sacks in his 24 games with the Rams after escaping Jacksonville where he only had 14 sacks in his 39 games there.
In 2019 the Rams got Jalen Ramsey who has been a valuable (though expensive) part of that defense through two years.
Many Titans fans think there are a few more pieces the Titans could use to get them over the hump. This is the first year in General Manager Jon Robinson’s career that he has ever made an in-season trade when he dealt Kamalei Correa and a 2021 seventh round pick to Jacksonville for a 2021 sixth round pick.
I asked some fans what they thought Jon Robinson should do before the trade deadline and here were some of their responses from the most popular answers to not very popular at all.