The Tennessee Titans were slated to have the #1 pick in the NFL Draft after a terrible 3-13 season that really only had one bright spot, the promising play of their young franchise player, QB Marcus Mariota. The
St. Louis Los Angeles Rams, coached by former Titans coach Jeff Fisher, figure to be a force to be reckoned with in what could prove to be the NFL’s most competitive division next season, the NFC West, if they can get a formidable quarterback under center.
Jeff Fisher knows that, and he wasn’t about to let the Rams’ first season in the big, marquee, high profile city of Los Angeles be a dud. So he went all in.
The Rams gave away the draft pieces they acquired in the fateful 2012 trade with Washington–which resulted in the Redskins being able to draft Robert Griffin III–to the Titans in exchange for the #1 pick, which they will use on a quarterback, either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, whom the Rams clearly believe have the potential to be superstar talents in the NFL. Specifically, the Titans get four of Los Angeles’ draft picks from this month’s draft, and two draft picks from next year’s draft, including the first round pick, whatever that ends up being.
It’s pretty clear that the Rams’ move to Los Angeles is applying pressure to the Rams’ front office to make a splash, but at what cost?