Titans News: Good on paper, terrible in reality

Bill Barnwell has an article on ESPN+ that has the 7 teams that could/should make a deal for Aaron Rodgers. The Titans make the list at #7, and the reasoning is pretty simple. Aaron could get the Titans over the hump in the two or three year window they currently have. You would think it’s a pretty good proposition until you think about it for a minute. Is Rodgers a better QB than Tannehill? Absolutely. Rodgers is one of the best QBs in the history of the league. However, Rodgers is an absolutely terrible fit for the Titans’ locker room and the way they operate.

For starters, Aaron is reportedly unhappy with the weapons he has in Green Bay. So let’s break that down. He has an excellent TE in Robert Tonyan, a top tier OL, an elite RB in Aaron Jones, the best WR in football in Davante Adams, and solid WR depth with MVS, Allen Lazard, and now Amari Rodgers. What would he have in Tennessee? A top tier OL, an elite RB, and an elite WR, but after that…. nothing. If he’s got problems in the frozen tundra, he’s going to have issues in the Music City. He wants some say so over the draft/roster construction and I don’t see Vrabel/JRob allowing that.

Secondly, the locker room fit. As evidenced a number of incidents, Rodgers is a bit of a prima donna. He is notoriously offended by almost anything, which would not fly with the Titans. It’s been said that Mike Vrabel ribs every single person on the team, in part because no one is bigger than the team. That’s also part of Vrabel’s personality and that’s not going to change, even for a guy like Rodgers. I can only imagine that in the first day of practice, Vrabel giving Rodgers trouble and the relationship disintegrating on the spot.

Long story short, it sounds nice, but Rodgers to Tennessee would not work out. Sorry.

In the Jim Wyatt Mailbag Experience, Wyatt mentions that the Titans are not done adding to the WR group, which brings us to our last bit of news.

Fred Brown, formerly of the Broncos has signed with the Titans. In 2019, Brown had 2 catches for 21 yards and did not play in 2020, so I’m thinking he’s probably not the answer to the WR woes that plague this team.

Author: Robert GreenlawBorn and raised west of the Mighty Mississippi, a 2nd-grade project on the state of Tennessee introduced Robert to Steve McNair and Eddie George, turning him into a Titans fan for life. Robert was best known for being the Music City Miracles "links guy" for the better part of a decade. He loves all things sports and can be found on The Flex fantasy football podcast, part of Broadway Sports Media.

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