Free agent fallout for Titans.
I’m going to try to take a step back from the massive disappointment of the Tennessee Titans hiring Shane Bowen and look beyond that for this article.
For better or (most definitely) worse, Bowen is the DC for 2021 and that tells us something about what Mike Vrabel thinks about the defense. Likewise, the promotion of Todd Downing from TE coach to OC tells us something about how Mike Vrabel views the offense.
I want to emphasize that coaching decisions are made entirely by Vrabel and it is really the bulk of his job description. He doesn’t call plays, he doesn’t sign players, he doesn’t do any real scouting aside from tagging along with Jon Robinson and holding a bag at Pro Days, so these hires are entirely on him.
While Jon Robinson spent the past week at the Senior Bowl scouting for future Titans, Vrabel spent the week narrowing down candidates and making the final call on which men were going to be hired.
Now that the first moves of the offseason have been made, let’s take a look at the free agent fall out on both sides of the ball and what that means for fan favorites like Jonnu Smith, Corey Davis, Jayon Brown, and Daquan Jones.