Shock and Awe: How the Titans Landed Superstar Wide Receiver Calvin Ridley Amidst Bidding War

How Ran Carthon Turned a “Pipe Dream” into Pursuing Calvin Ridley

The news of wide receiver Calvin Ridley’s signing with the Titans last month took many by surprise, with many believing he would end up with the Jaguars or Patriots. General Manager Ran Carthon admitted that even they were taken aback by the turn of events, but after key players left for other teams in free agency, discussions arose among Carthon, Chad Brinker, and Brian Callahan about making a move for the wideout.

Despite initially viewing it as more of a pipe dream due to financial constraints, the Titans ultimately decided to push for Ridley and reached a swift agreement. Team owner Amy Adams Strunk even called Carthon during negotiations to show their commitment to securing the deal. Carthon credited the teamwork within the organization for making the deal happen and expressed hope for a successful season under Callahan’s leadership.

The quick and unexpected acquisition of Ridley reflects the Titans’ willingness to adapt and pursue opportunities that arise, ultimately aiming for success on the field.

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