The Tennessee Titans are looking to improve its secondary, and they did so by trading for former All-Pro cornerback Desmond King from the Chargers.
The Tennessee Titans traded a sixth-round pick to Los Angeles, and in return, the Chargers sent cornerback Desmond King II to Nashville. Looking at the trade right now, it looks like the Titans already might’ve gotten the better end of the deal with only having to give up a sixth-round draft pick.
If King can be a game-changer for the Titans this season, then that sixth-round pick is worthless to the Titans, and there would be no doubt that the Titans will have won this trade, but we have a while before we can claim that victory.
King’s best season came in 2018 when he had a career-high three interceptions that season, which was a big reason he received the All-Pro nod that season.
This season, King has had another solid season through the first half of this year. Pro Football Focus has given him a grade of 74.0, and he’s been graded as the best slot corner since 2017 with a grade of 91.2.
Throughout his career, King has been an elite slot corner and can fill a void in the Titans’ struggling secondary. Adoree’ Jackson is still working on returning from injury, and until then, King can be a big asset to the Titans’ secondary.
Even better news with the King trade is when Jackson returns, King won’t be sidelined; he can remain on the field as the slot corner, and the Titans won’t have to take that level of talent off the field or be forced to pick between the two.
Due to COVID-19, we might not get to see King debut for the Titans until Week 10 when the Titans face division-rival Indianapolis Colts for the first time this season.