Give the Titans credit for trying.
But as with last year’s flirtation with Peyton Manning, their offer for wide receiver Wes Welker was politely but essentially ignored.
According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, the Titans made an honest effort to communicate their interest in the free agent wide receiver, making what was termed “a competitive offer.”
What they couldn’t offer was as competitive a team as the Broncos, and that swayed Welker.
Let’s see, . . . stay with Tom Brady, go play with Manning, or hang out with Jake Locker? Hmmmm.
The Titans obviously want to upgrade Locker’s targets, trying to keep tight end Jared Cook before settling for Delanie Walker. They also made a run at Danny Amendola before he replaced Welker in New England, and are scheduled to bring in Brandon Gibson Friday.
The answer might have to be the draft, as it might be hard to recruit the kind of targets Locker needs to improve until Locker himself gets better.