An ideal linebacker can elevate a complete protection. The Titans have two.
Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown are two budding stars at inside linebacker. Two gamers on the rise whose nationwide recognition hasn’t fairly met the mark of their expertise or manufacturing. Titans followers, cease me in the event you’ve heard that earlier than.
The reality is, the “no one believes the Titans” narrative is beginning to turn out to be performed.
Ryan Tannehill killed it in Tennessee en path to a Professional Bowl, and he’s nonetheless seen by some as an untrustworthy starter. AJ Brown was in a position to do what solely 21 different gamers within the historical past of the NFL might handle and report 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie season, and was nonetheless snubbed for Offensive Rookie of The 12 months. And Kevin Byard, who continues to play like the most effective security within the league, continues to be snubbed for All-Professional groups, Professional Bowl groups, and even the NFL High 100.
“No person believes within the Titans” is a drained tagline to learn, and albeit, I’m getting uninterested in writing it too. Fortunately, the extra Tennessee pulls off successful seasons and deep playoff runs, the much less it appears we have to fear about nationwide recognition– slowly however absolutely.
Derrick Henry is a bonafide star, Mike Vrabel is turning into a family title at head coach, and the nationwide highlight appears to be rising a slight bit brighter for the little workforce from Tennessee.
However there are nonetheless exceptions. And one obvious, baffling exception is the dearth of recognition for the abilities of Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown, two inside linebackers who’re already nice and are solely getting higher.
So forgive me whereas I mud off the drained narrative one final time and use it to pose an essential query– why is no one speaking about what an amazing linebacker duo Evans and Brown already are? And much more, why is no one speaking about how a lot potential these two have?
Two gamers, already among the many most gifted within the league at their place, with the budding expertise to be the most effective linebacker duo within the NFL in just a few brief years.