Why the Tennessee Titans shouldn't re-sign Alterraun Verner

Frederick Breedon

Despite his excellent play, the costs he will demand outweighs the rewards he brings.

Alterraun Verner has a lot of things going for him; he is smart, he is having an excellent year, and he is a fan favorite. However, at the end of the day will the Titans fans be able to look at him objectively and fight the urge to break the bank for him?

Verner has played lights-out this year, but at the end of the day he is still just a cornerback and cornerbacks don't win football games. (Well at least not in their second contracts)

Take this list of cornerbacks with base salaries of over $7 million this year. You tell me if you think they are winning their teams games.

Cornerback, Team, Record 2013 Salary
Darrelle Revis, TB, 2-8 $13 million
Champ Bailey, DEN, 9-1 (played two games this year) $9.5 million
Cortland Finnegan, STL, 4-6 $9 million
Charles Tillman, CHI, 6-4 (played in eight games) $7.95 million
Johnathan Joseph, HOU, 2-8 $7.5 million

The cost of a cornerback in this league just doesn't justify their ability to help the team win football games. If the Titans could keep Alterraun Verner for under $6 million (HIGHLY unlikely) then I would be all for it, but if not the team has other places it needs to spend that money (DE/MLB/QB/RB).

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