The Tennessee Titans have signed veteran left guard Rodger Safford.
The deal became official when the new NFL league year commenced at 3 PM central time. It’s a reportedly a four-year deal worth $44 million for Saffold. Interior offensive line was one of the top needs for the Titans heading into free agency. It’s apparent that Saffold will replace Quinton Spain who will test the market in free agency.
Saffold helped the Los Angeles Rams reach Super Bowl LII. He just played out the five-year deal that he signed with the then St. Louis Rams on March 13, 2014. The Rams elected to not resign him and let him test free agency. Saffold had a deal in place with the Oakland Raiders, but it feel through. In the end, he elected to resign with the Rams in March 2014.
Saffold’s career kicked off during the 2010 season when he was drafted to be the blindside protector at left tackle in the second round after the Rams selected Sam Bradford as their quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick. He started every game in his rookie season, but had some injury woes and had trouble staying on the field between the 2011-13 seasons and had a 2015 season where he played in only five games, but he has stayed durable over the last few years and has started every game that he has played since the 2014 season. Overall, he has made 111 starts in 114 games played. He has been the starting left guard for the last three seasons and was named an All-Pro selection after last season. His most recent contract paid him an average of $6.2 million per season over the last five years.