Titans may be a home for veteran tight ends
Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson has some clear needs that he needs to focus on this offseason.
Everyone is focused on the pass rush, and for good reason. EDGE is going to be an area where we may see the Titans make a blockbuster signing and interior pass rush is going to be a priority as well.
I don’t know how much of that is going to work as long as Shane Bowen is calling the plays on defense, but Robinson has to try to make up for Mike Vrabel’s decision to double-down on hiring one of the least qualified defensive coordinators in recent memory.
I’m not talking about the defense though, I want to talk about the tight end position. Still, Shane Bowen is an important name to remember here because he is the crystallization of a point that I am trying to make.
That point is: Mike Vrabel will push for anyone he (or his coaches) likes to be a part of the Titans franchise.
The defensive coaching staff is littered with guys who used to coach with Mike Vrabel in the past regardless of their success or output, and the Titans free agents have a habit of being guys that have worked with coaches on staff in the past.
Another key point is that age hasn’t mattered at all to the Titans during the free agency process. Cameron Wake and Jonathan Joseph were 37 and 36 respectively when the Titans signed them in free agency.
Looking at it through that lens, it is easy to see why the Titans might be a home for Delanie Walker of Kyle Rudolph.
Understand this. I’m not advocating for the Titans to sign either one of those players, I’m just trying to make sure that everyone is aware of what could happen in free agency to one of the team’s positions of need.