The days of being conservative are over. The Tennessee Titans are in a position where a big mid-season move could all but guarantee them a trip to the Super Bowl.
At least that’s how I feel. Getting to know the Titans for 16 years of my life, it’s hard to expect them to make any kind of mid-season move.
“Conservative” is the word of this team when it comes to cap space. Seeing General Manager Jon Robinson dish out elite contracts to Taylor Lewan and Kevin Byard was fairly shocking.
The Tennessee Titans are at around $7M in cap space. The room to make a good move for a position of need is there.
The Titans are content with Ty Sambrailo at left tackle, so scratch that. We can also put the Julio Jones or A.J. Green rumors to rest – the Titans don’t need a wide receiver.
The best areas to address are secondary and pass rush. Side note, it’s pretty sad that the Titans signed Jadeveon Clowney and still need to address pass rush, but I digress
The Stephen Gilmore rumors are hot right now. Titans fans are all-in on trading for the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year because of the ailing secondary. But are the Titans all-in?
Fellow colleague Luke Worsham has already hit on why the trade is unlikely, but the Titans should at least be on the phone with New England.
As for a pass rusher, Quinnen Williams of the New York Jets might be available. There’s been a few pass rushers available via trade recently, like former Cowboy Everson Griffen and former Bengal Carlos Dunlap.
Both were traded for prices you’d think the Titans could afford. But, the Titans did not land them, and we aren’t sure if they even made an offer.
Some kind of trade needs to be made to address the Tennessee Titans defense. It doesn’t have to be some big name like Gilmore. It just needs to be someone who can come in and help.
This team is on the brink of Super Bowl favorites. The only thing holding them back is the fact that the defensive side of the ball is literally the complete opposite of the offense.
If the team’s ultimate goal is to win the big one, which I sure hope it is, I don’t see why they shouldn’t explore the market for trades. I definitely don’t see why a trade shouldn’t be made before the November 3rd deadline.
I do, however, understand why a trade for a big name like Gilmore is unlikely. A trade like that could affect the Titans cap space for several seasons. The Titans have upcoming free agents like Jayon Brown, Jonnu Smith, and potentially Jadeveon Clowney if they decide to keep him long term.
Still, I will be a little disappointed if there are zero trades made by the Tennessee Titans prior to November 3rd. Robinson and Vrabel need to make a move if they want to improve their defense. At the very least, hire a real defensive coordinator, but that’s a topic for another day.
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