Jeffery Simmons named Titans’ biggest regret of the offseason

By most accounts, the Tennessee Titans have had a productive offseason, building off a roster that has won nine games in back to back seasons. Jon Robinson made a couple of splash signings over the offseason, adding wide receiver Adam Humphries and guard Rodger Saffold into the mix, while solidifying the pass rush with Cameron Wake.nfl jerseys china cheap

Robinson came back in the draft to add defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, receiver A.J. Brown and guard Nate Davis on the first two days in Nashville. Overall, needs were addressed and the Titans appear poised to make another run at a playoff push this fall.where to buy nfl jerseystitans

In an article posted over at Bleacher Report, Kristopher Knox was tasked with assigning each team one offseason regret. For the Titans, it was the selection of Jeffery Simmons with the 19th overall pick. Here’s Knox on the pick.womens nfl jerseys cheap

The reason the Titans could come to regret their gamble on Simmons is that they passed on premier receiving prospects like Noah Fant, Marquise Brown and N’Keal Harry to get him. Tennessee did add A.J. Brown in Round 2, but it could have added, say, Fant and A.J. or Marquise and A.J. at the top of the draft instead.personalized nfl jerseys

This is notable because quarterback Marcus Mariota is in the final year of his rookie deal—and the Titans still don’t know if he’s franchise material. The selection of Simmons does nothing to help Mariota prove himself in what could be his final year to do so.nfl jersey sale

Knox’s argument would have made sense if the Titans didn’t add Adam Humphries in free agency and A.J. Brown in the second round of the NFL Draft. With the way the draft shook out, Jon Robinson — authentic nfl jerseys china and just about everyone else — saw that the value was on day two for this receiver class. Robinson had his pick of a handful of receivers with the 51st selection, with Brown coming out on top.nfl official jersey

As for Simmons, sure, the Titans are going to have to be patient with him this season. It’s going to be difficult to wait to watch your first round pick play, but Robinson was playing the long game with this pick. Will we be thinking of this as a regret in three years? That remains to be seen. But it’s tough to argue with the value of getting a guy like Simmons in the back half of the first round.where to get nfl jerseys cheap

With all of that being said, what is your biggest regret for the Titans’ offseason in 2019? Let us know below.china nfl jerseys cheap

Marcus Mariota’s last chance with the Titans

Four years ago, quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota arrived in the NFL to much fanfare as the first two picks in the draft. Now, both guys are entering last-chance seasons with their respective teams, the Buccaneers and the Titans.

The No. 28 storyline entering the 2019 season focuses on Mariota, and whether he’ll earn that second contract (and the ongoing employment that goes along with it) in the final year of his rookie deal.nfl jerseys salegettyimages-1089072932-e1561545156399

At $20.8 million, Mariota will be compensated handsomely for one last crack at persuading the organization to keep him around for the long haul. But his ability to continue to earn a starter-level salary hinges on his ability to develop the kind of consistency that his game has lacked.nike nfl jersey

He also needs to stay healthy. It’s not a suggestion but a mandate from G.M. Jon Robinson, who recently said that he has “stressed” to Mariota the importance of the mantra, “Let’s live to play another play.”wholesale nfl jersey

“Don’t take that hit,” Robinson says. “It’s OK to punt, we’ll get another crack at it. That’s the main thing, it’s stressing to him — to try as best as possible, like all quarterbacks do, to avoid getting hit.”

If Mariota hopes to continue to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, it’s not about heeding Robinson’s advice but doing what Robinson wants him to do. Otherwise, nfl jerseys on sale the Titans will surely find another quarterback who will.

They possibly already have. The trade for 2012 first-rounder Ryan Tannehill, who got far more chances to figure things out in Miami than Mariota will get in Tennessee, gives the Titans a far better backup plan than Blaine Gabbert,personalized nfl jerseys  and Tannehill (when healthy) could perform well enough to seize the opportunity to stay on the field, if a Mariota injury gives Tannehill a chance to get on the field.where to buy nfl jerseys

Whether it’s Tannehill, another veteran, or a rookie, the Titans surely will be ready to explore all options if Mariota doesn’t make in his fifth year the kind of strides they’d surely hoped he’d make much earlier. And that could spark a much sooner than expected commencement of Mariota’s career as a second-string quarterback.womens nfl jerseys cheap