2020 first-round bust Isaiah Wilson says he's 'done with' Titans after ultimatum from GM
Isaiah Wilson was a huge disappointment for the Tennessee Titans last season.
The Titans voted him # 29 from Georgia overall with the expectation that at some point he would start with the right tackle. Instead, he played four snaps throughout the season and drew an ultimatum from General Manager Jon Robinson last week.
"The player who was here in Nashville this fall wasn't the player we rated," Robinson told reporters on TitansInsider. "He has to make a decision if he wants to play professional football. It's up to him."
Wilson appeared to be giving his answer on Twitter on Monday.
"I'm done with football as a Titan ... No more comments," Wilson wrote.
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That tweet lasted less than 30 minutes before Wilson deleted it. But it seems to be the closest semblance of communication Wilson had with the Titans in weeks.
Wilson's rocky rookie season in Tennessee
Robinson said last week that he hasn't spoken to Wilson since the team put him on the Reserve Non-Football Illness list in December. There are still four games left in the regular season.
"He's currently dealing with a number of personal issues that will take some time to resolve," Robinson said of Wilson's NFI designation in December. "We will continue to help and support him in the hope that he can ultimately be accepted back into the team."
The Titans had suspended Wilson from a game against the Cleveland Browns the week before. The week before, Wilson's only NFL action was when he played four snaps against the Indianapolis Colts.
Has Isaiah Wilson's troubled stint with the Titans ended after a season? (Wesley Hitt / Getty Images)
Wilson arrested, cited for kicking before first NFL game
Wilson was arrested in September on suspicion of driving under the influence. That was two days before the Titans' season opener against the Denver Broncos.
"This is not behavior indicative of the character of our football team and we are working on details of how to proceed," said a statement from the team read in response to Wilson's DUI arrest.
In August, Wilson received a warning from Tennessee State University after allegedly participating in an off-campus party where police broke up in the COVID-19 crisis. According to a police report, Wilson considered jumping off a second-floor balcony to evade law enforcement before changing his mind.
"We understand the situation at TSU during a no-visitor policy and we continue to stress the importance of good decision-making when we leave the facility," said head coach Mike Vrabel at the time of Wilson's breach of the rules.
Wilson also landed on the NFL's Reserve / COVID-19 list twice as a rookie. Vrabel didn't have much to offer about Wilson's status when asked in January.
"I can't comment on Isaiah," Vrabel told reporters on Jan. 11. "I wouldn't even begin to eloquently have an answer for you."
It seems that the two sides have reached a breaking point. With one or both of them motivated to save their relationship with three seasons left on Wilson's rookie deal?
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