The Tennessee Titans unearthed what they believe to be a diamond in the rough by adding aggressive safety George Wilson to a defensive secondary that set a franchise record by giving up 471 points in 2012. For years the Titans have developed a reputation of unearthing talent and turning promising players into key contributors.
Wilson was a key contributor for the Buffalo Bills defense, recording 104 tackles last season. Despite being cut by the Bills it appears that his best football may still be ahead of him. Although his addition alone won’t turn the Titan defense into a title contender he will certainly be an invaluable asset due to his high football IQ and experience.
Despite having talent in the secondary with Michael Griffin and Alteraun Verner the Titans got exposed far too many time last season due to a lack of depth in the backfield. Titan General Manager Ruston Webster continues to mine the free agency market and waiver wire for affordable veterans with promise. Although another team’s trash is not always another one’s treasure, acquiring veterans who had been cut can be invaluable. By ignoring the lure of the free agency big fish the Titans intend to get more bang for their buck by adding more assets.
Webster has $19.4 million in salary cap space to work with and the Titans playoff fate lay in the balance. Although Wilson was not the top free agent available at his position the franchise and fans will hope that quantity will finally troupe quality this offseason.