Here’s one that Tennessee Titans fans have been hearing recently.
Well, this one, in some ways, is similar to that Stephon Gilmore scenario. Zach Ertz, prior to last season, was seen as one of the best at his position. Like Gilmore, Ertz had his injury issues in 2020. Like Gilmore, Ertz would cost the Tennessee Titans a pretty penny if they were to land him. Like Gilmore, Ertz immediately upgrades the two-tone blue at a position of need.
As mentioned earlier, Jon Robinson was dealt a pretty bad hand heading into the 2021 NFL offseason, but he somehow turned that bad boy into a winner, making key acquisitions and pulling off the heist of the century as well, trading for Julio Jones.
Gosh, saying that never gets old, does it?
The Titans also had a good draft, but the one thing they probably didn’t get done was finetune that tight end room to everyone’s liking after the loss of Jonnu Smith. Now, Geoff Swaim and Anthony Firkser are solid, but neither of those guys is Zach Ertz. Sure, Father Time has done a number on the Philadelphia Eagles tight end however even though, for the past few seasons, he’s been labeled by many as the third-best tight end behind Travis Kelce and George Kittle.
Ertz has a tendency to be brought down by the first guy that touches him, but in an offense led by Ryan Tannehill, one that features Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, and Julio Jones, that may not matter much. Ertz doesn’t have to be the guy in this system, he just needs to make the most of the opportunities he’s given as, quite possibly, the fourth option in Tennessee’s suddenly dangerous collection of playmakers, and we know that he’s completely capable of that.