Nate Washington Signs with Tennessee Titans
Former Steelers wide receiver, Nate Washington has signed with the Tennessee Titans for a 6 years, 27 million dollar payday. 9 million of that money is guaranteed.
Nate Washington has seen incredible growth over the past several years and was a solid contributor the past two years. He especially came up with a few first down plays on the road to the Steelers 6th Super Bowl victory.
Washington was an undrafted free agent from the tiny division 3 school, Tiffin in 2005. Washington showed flashes of his speed and deep threat ability when given the opportunity. He possesses great straight-line speed that opposing secondaries must respect. In fact, Jeff Fisher said exactly that when asked about the signing of Washington. He notes that he worried about Washington’s speed when facing the Steelers and now other teams will now other opponents will have to worry.
This was an expected move by the Steelers front office especially with 2nd year pro from Texas, Limas Sweed pushing for playing time next year. Sweed will be the Steelers #3 wide receiver next year behind both Hines Ward and Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes. Dallas Baker will likely be the #4 wide out. Sweed, like Washigton, also posses’ great speed combined with a bigger frame at 6-4 and 200+ pounds. While Sweed needs to improve on his concentration and game awareness, he has the potential to be a game changing wide out and a solid deep threat for opposing defenses with an ability to make the big play.