The Tennessee Titans have traded Isaiah Wilson, their former first-round pick, to the Miami Dolphins. Wilson, an offensive lineman who was always going to be a risky pick for the Titans, turned out to be just that. He spent just one season with the Tennessee organization, caused a whole host of problems, and will now leave for pastures new and join the Miami Dolphins.
The rookie made just one appearance as a Titans player and got more press for the things he did off the field than on it. According to Ian Rapoport, Wilson will now get the chance to have a clean start in Miami.
Cost the Dolphins Very Little
The trade deal between the Titans and the Dolphins involves Isaiah Wilson going to Miami and the Titans getting a 2021 seventh-round pick while the Dolphins get a 2022 seventh-round selection.
People close to the player, as well as those following him on Twitter, knew that his stay with the Titans was over when he tweeted that he was done with football as a Titan and that he had no further comments.
That tweet was posted two weeks ago, and Wilson deleted it shortly after, but it turned out that what Wilson said was true, and that the Titans and the Dolphins had already struck an agreement.
Placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List Twice
Many people thought that the Titans had a decent chance of getting a top-quality pick in the 2020 draft and were surprised when the Tennessee franchise went with Isaiah Wilson.
The offensive linesman was the 29th pick in the first round, but instead of delivering on his promise, he immediately went the other way and started causing problems in Tennessee.
He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list before he even signed his agreement and that should have been enough of a warning for the Titans back then.
The Titans placed Wilson on the reserve/non-football injury list as early as August when he was involved in an off-campus drug-related incident as people reported that they could feel the smell of marijuana coming from a Tennessee State University off-campus apartment. When police arrived, they said that they saw Wilson on the second-floor balcony and that he was thinking about whether to jump or not.
In September, Wilson was arrested and charged with DUI and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list once again in December. By then, his Tennessee career was as good as over.
Restarting His Career
Wilson’s move to Florida is seen by many as a chance to put his career back on track and get a new lease on his NFL life. Brian Flores is considered as one of the best nurturers of young talent and both men are graduates of Poly Prep High in Brooklyn, New York.
Moreover, the two of them have known each other for a very long time, and if Isaiah was looking for a clean NFL slate, he couldn’t have wished for a better place than Florida and Flores’ Miami Dolphins.