On the one hand, he's a surefire Hall of Famer and one of the best guards in the history of the NFL. 2012 Tennessee Titans Statistics & Players: 6-10 (3rd in AFC South), Coach: Mike Munchak 2018 Tennessee Titans Statistics & Players: 9-7 (3rd in AFC South), Coach: Mike Vrabel, ProBowl: Casey, Kern, Lewan 71-year-old ends retirement for second time to be Falcons new DC. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro, but those numbers just don't do his play justice. A number of former Tennessee Titans players will play in the XFL in 2020 after being selected to various teams during the league’s draft on Tuesday. These players have appeared in at least one regular season or postseason game for the Tennessee Titans franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The Tennessee Titans ' 2013 squad features a lot of very promising young players. The combination of Eddie George and Steve McNair kept the Titans relevant even when the team was in flux. Chris Johnson is great, but at this point in his career, Eddie George is the better running back. He also played for the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. In his 10-year career, he went to four Pro Bowls and was selected as an All-Pro three times. Chris Johnson, Running Back (2008 – 2013) Although former Tennessee Titans running back Chris … Not to mention the fact that from 2002 onward, he didn't miss a single game. There have been a lot of great players in the Titans's short history in Tennessee, and here are, in this writer's opinion, the 25 best. He'll never have another 2,000-yard season, but having just one puts him on a very short list, so I don't think only having one will hinder his legacy. Futures contracts are effective the first day of a new league year. This comes after Compton got a questionable haircut as seen here: Although it was tough to narrow down this list to just five players by its end, there are definitely a handful of figures that remain above the rest when it comes to the Tennessee Titans. Robertson made Pro Bowl appearances in 1993 and 1997, and in his stint with the Oilers/Titans, he recorded 648 tackles and 22 interceptions. Tennessee early enrolled quarterback Kaidon Salter. 9 sticker on their helmets the following season in his memory. His career is far from over, so he may get there. After his long and outstanding career (he made two Pro Bowls), he was replaced by current left tackle Michael Roos. The three-time All-Pro totaled 770 tackles, 15 forced fumbles, 69 defended passes, 19 interceptions and 18 sacks while he was with Tennessee. A former University of Tennessee football player has emerged as a candidate for a head coaching job in the NFL. Of course, he had a lot of safety help from Marcus Robertson and Blaine Bishop, but he still proved himself to be a very good corner. In 2012, his last year as a football player, Hutchinson's age caught up with him. Even in an era where left tackles can go with the first overall pick, this second-rounder outplays all but a few, season after season. Bishop was a hard-hitting, tackling machine, who accumulated 517 total tackles and 12 forced fumbles in his time with Tennessee. In total, while with Tennessee, George's numbers look like this: 2,733 carries, 10,009 rushing yards, 2,144 receiving yards and 74 touchdowns. Tragically, Steve McNair was killed in a murder-suicide in 2009. Rob Bironas just got a big contract this offseason, and he's earned it. Right tackle isn't a position that gets a ton of recognition. That time seems far removed these days, but when Marcus Robertson was with the team, safety play was very good. He showed just how important he was last season, when his injury turned offensive line play into a complete mess. That season, Thigpen caught 38 passes for 648 yards and four touchdowns. Haynesworth, a former defensive tackle, played collegiately for the Tennessee Vols before being drafted by the Titans with the 15th pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. A number of former Tennessee Titans players will play in the XFL in 2020 after being selected to various teams during the league’s draft on Tuesday. Bruce Matthews is the only player who played for the Tennessee Titans to be in the Hall of Fame, but that's not all he has on his résumé with the team. 11 in all-time scoring in the NFL's history. Keith Bulluck is, in my opinion, the best defensive player in the history of the Tennessee Titans. Although the Titans have promise as a young, talented, playoff team, they have four former New England Patriots in the organization already. He already has three to his name, along with an All-Pro designation. Tennessee Titans Roster ... After Rivers announced he was stepping away following 17 seasons, current and former NFL players took to social media to wish him well. His presence was missed in the Super Bowl game, where he didn't play a snap. While with the Titans, Tulloch compiled 457 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 11 passes defended and a couple of interceptions. Although he has a couple of All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections to his name, neither was while he was with the Titans. The long-time Titans assistant coach, who just finished his second season as the team's OC, is … I really hated to see Cortland Finnegan head to the Rams. Included are players that played for the Tennessee Titans (NFL) from 1999-2020, the Tennessee Oilers (NFL) from 1997-1998, the Houston Oilers (NFL) from 1970-1996 and the Houston Oilers (AFL) from 1960-1969. Yancey Thigpen was a consistent, reliable receiver in his time with the Titans, and he gave Steve McNair a good, veteran target during the Titans' Super Bowl run in 1999. Even so, he finished his career with 74 total quarterback sacks, 22 defended passes, 28 forced fumbles and 245 total tackles. The New York Giants today signed linebacker Cale Garrett to a reserve/future contract. The other 15 players the Titans have signed to futures deals are as follows (nearly all of them spent time on the team’s practice squad in 2020): T Paul Adams. I am one of those guys who criticizes Chris Johnson an awful lot, but he's still the second-best running back in franchise history, with a chance to become the greatest. The first of the three is between the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans. When a guy has to face one of the greatest wide receivers of all time twice a year, every year, and still does a pretty good job of keeping him covered, he's doing something right. A former 5th-round pick, Weaver spent the … The NFL also issued a memo to all clubs on Oct. 1 to reinforce protocols already in place. He played for the St. Louis Rams briefly after being cut by the Titans, but he never made the impact elsewhere that he made with Tennessee. Over his entire career, Mawae's honors are staggering. 2019 Tennessee Titans Starters, Roster, & Players: 9-7 (po:2-1) (2nd in AFC South), Coach: Mike Vrabel, ProBowl: Casey, Henry, Kern, Tannehill The Tennessee Titans are on pace for their second-worst scoring defense in the last four decades. Even though the Titans are stacked at the receiver position right now, Mason is undoubtedly the most talented receiver that ever played for the team. “I want to congratulate Arthur, and his family, on becoming head coach of the Atlanta Falcons,” Vrabel said. Roos has been a top-five left tackle in the league for nearly his entire career. Roos only has one Pro Bowl to his name, but he's been selected as an All-Pro three times. Jan. 15 (UPI) --Former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith has reached an agreement with the Atlanta Falcons to become their next head coach, the team … Between the two teams, they do not have a single former Arizona Cardinals player on the 53-man roster. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Current, former and prospective Tennessee football players are reacting to the news of head coach Jeremy Pruitt’s dismissal Monday afternoon. The Titans have signed former Vanderbilt tight end Jared Pinkney to a futures contract for 2021. Without that offensive line, led by Mawae, the Titans' smash-and-dash running back system would never have been as effective as it was. A former University of Tennessee football player has emerged as a candidate for a head coaching job in the NFL. Albert Haynesworth is unfortunately remembered now as one of the biggest free-agent busts ever, but for a time, he was the best defensive player in the NFL. Robertson and Rolle were great, but Bishop was the unit's unquestioned leader. The Tennessee Titans signed 14 players to futures contracts on Monday — all of which have seen time on the team’s practice squad aside from former Penn State linebacker Jane Johnson. He was a Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection in 2007. Just from the last three drafts, there is Jake Locker, Akeem Ayers, Jurrell Casey, Kendall Wright, Zach Brown, Chance Warmack and Justin Hunter. Al Del Greco was one of the best ever, and in fact, he's No. Then of course, there was the unfortunate rest of his career with the Redskins, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but his career in Tennessee, for me at least, is unblemished. Tennessee freshman tight end Miles Campbell. Strunk’s statement reads: “I would like to express my condolences on the passing of former Oiler Ted Thompson. Drew Bennett never made a Pro Bowl, but he was a pivotal part of the Titans passing game for years. The Tennessee Titans can be one of the best teams in the AFC. He's been with the Titans for eight years now, and despite coming off a down year, he's been consistently one of the better kickers in the league for nearly that whole time. The following is the Tennessee Titans all-time roster, browsable by last name or position. Since there are no practice squads during the offseason, teams are allowed to sign players for the offseason as they prepare for the next season. He was also the man in the middle when the Titans were consistently fielding one of the league's top defenses every year. He was also selected to the Pro Bowl three times, and most importantly, returned to the Titans to play his last two seasons before retiring. He distinguished himself as a blocker as well, clearing downfield threats away from Derrick Mason and Eddie George. He also protected Steve McNair's blind side for the quarterback's entire career with the Titans, so his impact can't be overstated. Full Tennessee Titans roster for the 2020 season including position, height, weight, birthdate, years of experience, and college. Williams is also in his first year with the Ravens. He's closer to the end of his career than the beginning now, but he still has plenty of football left in him. Tennessee Titans All-Time Roster. He was a big part of the tough trench play that made the 2008 Tennessee defense so dominant. McNair threw 156 touchdowns in the 10 years he played for Tennessee, rushing for 36 more. Finnegan is disliked by many players, but Titans fans loved him. In his first season with the Titans, Vanden Bosch racked up 12.5 sacks. In his first year as a player, he showed just how he earned that nickname by picking up 14.5 sacks and forcing eight fumbles. When Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith left to become the new head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, it opened a rather large hole on a team otherwise plagued with very few. Samari Rolle was a great corner in his day. In 2008, it was the dominating play of the Titans offensive line that allowed them to win 13 games, despite playing their entire season with backup quarterback Kerry Collins under center. Named the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons this past Friday, Smith will … In the Titans' only Super Bowl appearance, he made one field goal to tie the game. The Tennessee Titans signed 14 players to futures contracts on Monday — all of which have seen time on the team’s practice squad aside from former Penn State linebacker Jane Johnson. Former Titans DC Pees to join Arthur Smith in Atlanta. The NFL’s Tennessee Titans signed former Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy to a futures contract on Thursday. Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel congratulated Smith in a statement released by the Titans. He went on to be a three-time Pro Bowler and part of one of the fiercest defensive lines in football, alongside Albert Haynesworth. The Titans really could have used a run-stuffer like him in the middle of the defense in 2012. You don't see that often. Over his long and distinguished career, Hutchinson made it to seven Pro Bowls and blocked for both Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson. 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(WVLT) - Keith Henry, former Coalfield High School head coach, has been honored as the Tennessee Titans ‘High School Coach of the Year.” Henry passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5 due to complications with COVID-19. You don't see that level of durability in running backs anymore. Members of the Tennessee Titans wore a No. Finnegan is still a top-level corner, but now his coverage skills are helping the Rams get better under former Titans coach Jeff Fisher. The Tennessee Titans drafted Sankey in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He wasn't terrible, but he wasn't as quick or strong as he once was, and his lingering injury issues ended his season against the Houston Texans. Other than his first two years with the Washington Redskins, he stayed with the Oilers/Titans franchise for his entire career. He provided veteran leadership, not just for the defensive backs, but for the entire Titans defense, and without him, the Titans may not have made it from a wild-card spot all the way to an AFC Championship and a neck-and-neck loss to the "Greatest Show on Turf.". He brought an attitude to the Titans defense that's tough to replicate. Miami clearly felt they had other players capable of filling the role — and we saw LB Andrew Van Ginkel do exactly that in 2020. It's too bad. — Tennessee Titans (@Titans) January 13, 2021 Pinkney was electric at Vanderbilt and quickly developed into a local fan favorite. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.Drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, he spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Titans. In 2011, George was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. A former Tennessee Titans linebacker was prepared to defend the House floor with his fists as rioters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington last week. Add to that the number of years he played in the league (19 years) and you see why Matthews was an easy choice for the Hall of Fame, since he may be the best center to ever play the game. In 2008, James Harrison won Defensive Player of the Year because people like to see sacks, but Haynesworth was the better player. Titans Laud Former OC Arthur Smith, who has Been Hired as Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons On Friday, Smith was named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. When you look back over a franchise's history, it's easy to forget kickers. Derrick Mason spent a lot of time as a Baltimore Raven, but most of his prime playing career was spent with Tennessee. After that, he hardly saw a snap that didn't have him double-teamed. Man it has been a crazy week in Nashville, Tennessee. 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