On Tuesday morning, the Tennessee Titans made one of the biggest steps toward being an AFC South contender yet again. One of the best safeties on the market, George Wilson, visited the Titans facilities Wednesday and is reportedly putting the club very high on his list of teams to sign with the Summer.
“I had a great sit down with Coach Munchak and him giving me an expectation of me would be and what type of environment and culture he tries to set around the facility. Everything was definitely very positive,” Wilson said.
Surely Wilson will visit other clubs, but this has to be good news for a team coming off of a 6-10 season that left a lot to be desired. The Titans took a chance in the 2007 NFL draft, when they drafted Michael Griffin 17th overall to be the team’s free safety. Luckily, he has panned out with 59 tackles in consecutive years and six interceptions.
If the Titans strike out on Wilson, they will be forced to rebuild in the secondary via the NFL draft and maybe this time they won’t be so lucky. In my mind, the Titans need Wilson much more than Wilson needs them. Consider: in the last two seasons, Wilson has piled up 149 tackles with the Buffalo Bills.
Pairing Griffin and Wilson would make the Titans definitely more powerful in a division with the powerhouse Houston Texans, who are primed to get even better in 2013. These two safeties would give the Titans the best chance at keeping Andrew Luck to a dull roar as he continues to mature with the Indianapolis Colts.