Offseason is list time for NFL media.
The Titans haven’t fared so well on lists.
This upsets some fans, but they need to be honest with themselves. Tennessee doesn’t have much star power, and star power is what gets teams and players on lists.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has produced his list of the top 100 players in the NFL. Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey is 69th. The Bills, the Vikings and Rams also have only one player on the list, and the Jaguars, Giants and Raiders have none.
Pat Kirwan’s parallel list at CBS Sports doesn’t include Casey or anyone on the Titans. Tennessee, Oakland and Jacksonville are not represented on Kirwan’s list.
Kendall Wright is the Titans other best player, but there are a ton of very good receivers in the league and I think it’s understandable that he doesn’t yet rate high enough in that subset to make lists like these.
I suspect he’ll be on them in a year.
As we’ve said time and time again, the Titans need additional guys to develop into star-caliber players in order to make a jump.
They have some candidates to do it.
The jump is what’s important. If they get that, spots on lists -- which make for fun reads but don’t mean much -- will be part of what comes with it.