Tennessee Titans news: Richard Sherman addition suggested recently

Richard Sherman (25) Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network
Richard Sherman (25) Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network /

Okay, if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan or a fan of any of the other 31 NFL franchises, you’ve no doubt seen this television show before. That doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy a re-run. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

A proven veteran sees his time with his current team come to an end (or he becomes disgruntled and determines that he wants to be traded). He hits the open market. Fans take to Twitter to express their desire to see him added. They argue over salary cap numbers. None of them know what they are talking about, but that won’t stop them from arguing.

It sounds like one of the more typical days on social media doesn’t it? Here’s a curveball though. This time, it’s the media that’s created the buzz, even if that buzz is subtle. Kick your feet up Titans fans. You’re going to love this one.

Richard Sherman is connected to the Tennessee Titans recently.

This one’s actually a nice write-up. Credit Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski for this one. He recently cooked up a story on one move that every NFL team should make prior to the 2021 NFL season. He’s of the belief that the Titans should add Richard Sherman, and here’s some of what’s said in his justification for the statement.

"Richard Sherman knows exactly where he’ll sign to play this season, in a manner of speaking.“I want to get to a team that’s competing for a championship, so that’s what I’m focused on and waiting for a right opportunity”… The Tennessee Titans have both some remaining salary-cap space ($9 million) and a need at cornerback. The team already made a major move by trading for wide receiver Julio Jones. Now, it can look at the other side of the ball.The Titans signed veteran Janoris Jenkins and drafted Caleb Farley in this year’s first round to go with Kristian Fulton. Considering Farley’s injury history, another quality addition to the cornerback room would be wise."

Okay, the Titan Sized staff is split on this one, but here’s something that most of us have agreed upon. While Sherman is still better than most of the cornerbacks in the NFL, regardless of age, he’s also no longer the player that he once was. He’s also very expensive and probably unwilling to take a pay cut for the purpose of winning.

As mentioned by Sobleski, the Tennessee Titans won big with the addition of Julio Jones. Some might suggest making a play for Richard Sherman as well.

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It’s intriguing. It absolutely is, but let’s substantiate what Sobleski states with a theory that’s based on reason. The Tennessee Titans are fine with what they have at the cornerback position for now. Janoris Jenkins, Caleb Farley, and Kristian Fulton are all good enough to get the job done.

As you know, injuries are always a concern in the National Football League, and Farley and Fulton have both dealt with some physical limitations recently. That shouldn’t be a reason to panic though. Tennessee should keep things as-is for now, and if things go sideways at some point later on down the road, then and only then should they seek reinforcements via a trade or by fishing in the free-agency pool for some bigger fish.