Marvin Harrison: How Is He Still a Free Agent?

Francis ParkmanContributor IMarch 16, 2009

As a  die hard fan of the Tennessee Titans, I'm glad that Marvin Harrison isn't with the Indianapolis Colts. The only question I have is, "Why hasn't he found another team yet?"

If I was an NFL owner, and I didn't want the services of a future Hall of Famer, I would seriously have to think about why I am in the business. Stop and look at Marvin Harrison's career stats: 1,102 receptions, 14,580 yards, and 128 touchdowns. Sure he is going to be 37 in August, but that should be irrelevant.

There are several teams in the NFL with some sort of issue at wide receiver: the 49ers, Bears, Vikings, and Dolphins come to mind. Adding a Super Bowl champion and one of the games greatest at the position would surely help the team that lands him. Another thing that these teams have in common is that most of them have, for the most part, inexperience at the quarterback position.

Obviously, Marvin is going to want to play for a contender. In this economy, however, he may not have a choice and be forced to sign with one of the aforementioned teams. He still has gas left in the tank and it will be a sad day in the world of football when no one wants a legend.

Personally, I would want Marvin Harrison to play for the Titans. They have quite a few young receivers, and being mentored by him can only make them better players. With Kerry Collins back for at least two more years, the free agent signing of Nate Washington from the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the dynamic duo of running backs Chris Johnson and LenDale White, adding Peyton Manning's old "favorite target" would do wonders for that team.

If you haven't figured it out by now, I am openly lobbying for the Tennessee Titans to sign Marvin Harrison to at least a one-year deal, with the hopes that his experience and reliability, when healthy, will spread throughout the locker room, and make the Titans a team to be reckoned with for the second straight season.

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