It seems like a forgone conclusion that the future of the Tennessee Titans will be without troubled corner Adam “Pacman” Jones once he is allowed to comeback and play again in the League. When that will be is still anyones guess, but many feel that Jones will play at some point in the 2008 season. The question will be what the Titans will do when/if Jones gets back in the good graces of the league. Are they going to look to trade him, or will they just cut their losses and flat out release him?
Today’s Tennessean reports there are a number of teams that would like to have the services of Jones, and that there will be a bidding war between these couple of teams once Jones is on the open market. That would make one think that there would be value in trying to trade Jones, but yet, would any team be willing to shell out draft picks or players for a guy that in the end, you know the Titans will likely release?
The teams that the paper signals as suitors for Jones’ services are the Raiders, Broncos, and possibly the Cowboys. The Raiders are famous for taking on “bad boys” and why would this case be any different. Al Davis probably figures – “get Jones in here, and he’ll thrive under our system.” That could be the case, but who truly knows. The Broncos are an interesting fit, as they are a well run team, and a team that it would be a true fresh start for Jones. As for Dallas, Jones came out recently in a video and said he wanted to play for the Cowboys, so why wouldn’t Jerry Jones jump at the offer for the talented corner?
In the end, more teams will get in the Jones sweepstakes, but it’s first up to the Titans as to how they want to deal with Jones once he’s back in the league. The bottom line is that Jeff Fisher and co. in Tennessee want him off their team and out of their hair, meaning that it could in the end be the Titans loss and another teams gain.