In 2008, the Titans drafted a little known running back from East Carolina. The athlete’s claim to fame was running a 4.24 40-yard dash in the NFL Combine.
In 2009, Tennessee drafted a receiver from Rutgers. On October 24, 2010. He caught 7 passes for 225 yards and scored 3 touchdowns.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you quarterback Vince Young, running back Chris Johnson, and wide receiver Kenny Britt, henceforth known as the Titans Triplets.
Young, Johnson and Britt have the talent to present a consistent threat to NFL defenses. Young is a dual threat quarterback, Johnson is the NFL’s best running back, and Britt is an emerging star.
Vince Young is having a breakout season in 2010. In limited action, Young currently ranks 3rd in the NFL with a 98.8 passer rating, ahead of Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers.
Chris Johnson is third in the league in rushing with 662 yards and is tied for the lead among NFL running backs with 7 touchdowns.
Kenny Britt currently has 23 receptions and is averaging 18.9 yards per catch. Britt is 2nd in the league among receivers with 7 touchdowns.
In 1988, 1989, and 1990, the Dallas Cowboys drafted three offensive players in the first round who would help the franchise win three Super Bowls. Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, the original Triplets, are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Chris Johnson, barring injury, is on his way to Canton. Young has stated his desire for Hall of Fame enshrinement. It is too early to tell whether or not the 22-year-old Britt will sustain his current level of play.
But as of today, the Titans offense has three supremely talented players who, if kept intact, will produce many yards, points and victories.
Will the Titans Triplets stay intact? This is in the hands of Tennessee’s management. If history is a guide, one of the Titans Triplets will not end his career in Nashville.
Chris Johnson has three years remaining on his current contract, so it is reasonable to say that the Titans have a three-year window, starting with the current season, to win a Super Bowl.
The Titans Triplets have the talent to get it done.