Why Fletcher Cox makes sense for the Tennessee Titans
It is surprising to see Fletcher Cox on any trade list, but CBS actually compiled a list of players that make sense as trade deadline targets and it makes some sense.
Right now, the name is outpacing the player when it comes to Fletcher Cox and he is being paid like a premier defensive lineman when he may be a little bit past his prime. If a rebuild is coming, it doesn’t really make sense for the Cox to stick around and waste some very good seasons with a team that isn’t in a position to make a big run.
Meanwhile, Philly has two rookie defensive tackles waiting in the wings to prove themselves and they made a great signing when they brought in Javon Hargrave this offseason.
On the other hand, the Tennessee Titans are the perfect team for the former Mississippi State standout. He would get a chance to play alongside Jeffery Simmons in a situation that isn’t much different from what A.J. Brown is getting to experience with Julio Jones.
Here is a fun fact for Tennessee Titans fans, did you know that in the two games that Larrell Murchison has missed, Amani Bledsoe has started on the defensive line and played an average of 30 snaps per game?
Mike Vrabel and Shane Bowen love using three defensive linemen whenever they can and imagine how much better this team could be if the third defensive lineman was Fletcher Cox instead of Bledsoe or (no offense because he has actually looked pretty good this year) Murchison.