All offseason I’ve bemoaned the apparent reluctance of the front office to move money around and improve the offense for the win now window. I did not think Josh Reynolds was well equipped to be the WR2 on this team, and I certainly did not like the weapons they came out of the draft with. It felt like the team was ok with being good, instead of being elite on offense. That all changed on Sunday morning when Jon Robinson traded for Julio Jones. He made a statement with that trade, saying the window to win is now and he is going to pull out all the stops to win a championship.
Jon Robinson said that Julio is everything the Titans look for in a football player and is excited to have him. Understatement of the century for sure.
We knew they would be, but A.J. Brown and Ryan Tannehill are both excited about the addition of Julio. Hard to imagine a better trio of weapons at a QB’s disposal than Brown, Jones, and Henry.
ESPN+ has a roundtable of analysts discussing the Julio trade. I think they are all severely overrating the Ravens, but other than that, they give some solid analysis.
Foe of the Titans, Eric Ebron, said it all yesterday when he tweeted that the Titans had become the NFL equivalent of the Brooklyn Nets.
Biggest winner of the Jones trade? Arthur Juan, says Turron Davenport. An absolute menace in his own right, Brown will only be helped by the presence of the future Hall of Famer lined up across from him. It’s wild to think about, but the Titans could have 3 future HoFers on their offense.
When asked whether Jones would want his typical 9 targets a game, Robinson said the new WR only cares about winning. I would hope that the addition of Julio means the Titans will open up the passing game a bit more. The return of Lewan should aid the Titans’ ability to do that.
NFL.com shares their winners and losers from the trade. The Colts are certainly losers in the trade, but why were they considered runaway favorites 48 hours ago? Their QB was still Carson Wentz.
In non-Julio news, the Titans signed a wrestler who last played football in high school to compete at OL.
Jim Wyatt still believes help is coming at TE. Can the Titans maybe get O.J. Howard from Tampa?