Greene visited the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday but he didn’t leave town. After meeting with the team, the Titans and Greene have come to an agreement on a three year, $10 million contract.
Titans reached agreement on a three-year, $10 million deal with former Jets RB Shonn Greene.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Greene was expected to sign with the Titans as he’s a perfect fit for what they’re trying to do. The Titans are trying to help out Chris Johnson and while upgrading the offensive line is a great way to do it, helping him out when he’s not on the field is another way and that meant beefing up running back depth. Greene and Johnson are complimentary runners, as while Johnson is a lighting fast speed back, Greene is a between the tackles type of player who runs downhill and isn’t afraid to exploit open space.
Jake Locker hasn’t had many weapons during his short stint with the Titans but adding Greene allows him to know whoever is behind him in the backfield is very capable of being a playmaker and it may help take a nervous edge off.
Obviously, the Titans problems on offense aren’t solved by signing Greene, but they’re significantly relieved and the building blocks are in place for Tennessee to start becoming an offense of more than just one player.