The Titans have been one of the more active teams in free agency to this point. Jon Robinson has filled several needs to this point — interior offensive line help, pass rush, receiver help and even upgraded the backup quarterback position.
Still, you could argue (and most of you have) that the Titans could use more help at receiver. Adam Humphries was a great start and will help move the chains from the slot, but you’re still left with Taywan Taylor or Tajae Sharpe playing opposite of Corey Davis on the outside.
With Tennessee appearing to be done spending big, Robinson could still look to go with a cheaper veteran. In steps Jordy Nelson, who played in Oakland last year. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported yesterday that the Seahawks were scheduled to meet with Nelson. He also mentioned the Titans, Patriots, Chiefs and Raiders as other teams that were interested.
Former Packers’ WR Jordy Nelson is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday, per source. They were interested in Nelson last year; GM John Schneider loves Nelson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2019
Other interested teams at this point include: Patriots, Titans, Chiefs, Raiders.
Nelson caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns last season. It was a clear step back from what he once was in Green Bay, but still a productive season all things considered.
Nelson will be 34 this season.
As I mentioned above, the Titans still have work to do at receiver. Whether it’s in free agency or in the draft, this depth chart needs one more dependable pass catcher for Marcus Mariota. If we’re trying to figure out what Mariota truly is, adding a veteran on a short term deal like Nelson to take some responsibility away from Taywan Taylor makes a lot of sense — if the price is right.