Everyone knows that there are many teams that compete in the National Football League (NFL), but one team that maybe doesn’t get as much attention as it should is the Tennessee Titans. So, today we’re going to have a look at some of the best players in the team’s history. The team isn’t quite as lived-in as some others within the league, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t had some exceptional players.
As it happens, the Tennessee Titans are becoming a lot more popular, with online sportsbooks seeing a rise in the number of people backing them. The site Silentbet always draws in a lot of bettors whenever the NFL season starts up, and with regard to the Super Bowl, it’s quite the hotbed of activity. Could the Titans find themselves headlining the biggest football event of the year soon? Well, perhaps if they had a team made up of some of these past players, it could be so!
Playing for the Titans between 2006 and 2010, Stephen Tulloch operated as a perfect linebacker for the team. Yet, he didn’t stick around after the turn of a new decade, instead opting to play for Detroit by that time. While a part of the Tennessee side though, he compiled 457 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 11 passes defended and a couple of interceptions, too. Tulloch retired in 2017 after one year with the Philadelphia Eagles.
David Stewart is a player who brough much more attention to the right tackle position, which he played in for the Titans from 2005 and onwards until he was released in March of 2014. By 2009, he had made 45 consecutive starts at right tackle for the team, including all 16 games over the previous two seasons. Unfortunately, while he was quite the aggressive player for the Tennessee side, he was also quite injury prone, breaking his leg in the 2012 season. Bringing in a $6.4 million salary at the time was too much for the Titans to keep him on the books.
You’ll need to look way back to 1991 for this player, who remained active with the Titans for nine years. Marcus Roberson made up a section of the Tennessee team that formed one of the more feared safety tandems within the NFL. While that seems to have dissipated these days, Roberson was definitely one to watch out for in history. He made Pro Bowl appearances in 1993 and 1997, and in total, he recorded 648 tackles and 22 interceptions. His career finished with the Seattle Seahawks, but his most memorable stint was with the Titans.
As an offensive tackle for the Titans from 1993 to 2005, Brad Hopkins was perhaps the last stable left tackle that the team ever had. Alongside Hall of Famers like Bruce Matthews and Mike Munchak, Hopkins held down the left offensive side, whilst protecting quarterback Steve McNair’s blind side for his entire Titans career. He also made two Pro Bowls with the first being in 2000 and he started in all but one game for the team. Hopkins retired from pro football in 2006 and was later replaced by Michael Roos, who has also now gone on to retire from the sport.