Shonn Greene was one of the more notable free agent running backs available this off-season, but as it’s being reported, he’s no longer on the market. The four-year NFL veteran has agreed to a deal with the Tennessee Titans and is set to start a new chapter in his career in Nashville.
Most thought Greene would be moving on from the New York Jets, but it was unclear if he would sign with a team to be a feature back. Thus far in his career Greene has primarily been a complimentary back, and that trend will continue with the Titans.
Greene will be joining Chris Johnson in the Tennessee backfield next season, and the two should make quite the pair. This is the proverbial thunder and lightning situation, with Greene being the bruiser and Johnson bringing the speed. Apparently, Greene likes his role as a thunder, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Many had began to question whether he would ever develop into an every-down back after the last couple of seasons in New York, and those questions were fair. Greene failed to excel while getting most of the carries with the Jets, so choosing a team like the Titans is probably a good career move.
Signing with a team to be a complimentary back is not flashy, but it works for both parties in this case. Inking Greene to a deal is great move for the Titans, and now they easily have one of the most talented backfields in the league. Perhaps, even the best 1-2 punch around.