Last week, A to Z Sports Tennessee Titans reporter Brady Trapnell told us all about the Nashville based franchise’s foray into the (real life) world of “Fortnite”.
The Titans’ version, called the “Titan games”, is the brainchild of offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and linebacker Will Compton.
You can read more about the rules of the game in Trapnell’s piece from last week.
Here are the team pairings for the Titans’ real life Fortnite battle royale.
Each team consists of two players — one offensive player and one defensive player. We’re not sure how the teams were chosen, but it’s probably not a coincidence that Lewan and Compton, the two responsible for bringing the idea in front of Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, are on the same team.
My first instinct when looking at this list of pairings was to find Marcus Mariota’s name. The low-key quarterback is paired with pass rusher Derrick Morgan. You’d think that would be a disadvantage for Morgan, given Mariota’s laid back personality. But we all know Mariota is as competitive as they come, so those two could be a dark-horse team to watch in this “competition”.
Another interesting combination is safety Kevin Byard paired with wide receiver Tajae Sharpe. The two up-and-comers certainly have the athletic ability to knock their fair share of players out of the game.
And how about Logan Ryan getting paired with Derrick Henry? There aren’t many players on the roster that are going to win a head-to-head battle with Lewan, but Henry might be the one guy that could win a duel with the sword-wielding left tackle.
By the way, there are four players not participating in the game due to injury — Jack Conklin, DaQuan Jones, Phillip Supernaw and David King.
Perhaps the most interesting note from the team pairings is that outside linebacker Kevin Dodd, who has yet to make an appearance at OTA’s, is listed as having a partner (undrafted free agent Elijah Nkansah).
OTA’s are not mandatory, but it’s certainly not a good look for Dodd to miss them without a justified reason.
Mandatory minicamps start next week and Dodd’s attendance will be a popular topic among fans and reporters.
While we don’t know if Dodd will show up or not next week, we do know if he is in attendance that he won’t have a Fornite championship to celebrate.
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