NASHVILLE, Tenn. — While all 32 NFL teams have time to shine during the NFL Draft, the host team has the opportunity to show off their city and their fan base, which is exactly what the Tennessee Titans plan to do.
“For us to be able to be part of hosting that is a source of huge pride and honor for us as an NFL team,” Steve Underwood, president and CEO of the Titans, said.
The Titans organization has done a lot of collaborating with the NFL, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp., and Metro Police.
“We’re sort of the 4th leg if you will, Underwood explained. “Our owner has been willing to commit all of the resources that are necessary for us to be active participants in pulling off what we think will be the biggest sporting event in the history of the state and the city.”
While fans are surely excited, so are members of the team and the organization.
The Titans get to show off their city and their fan base, but still, they have to take this week seriously. The coach, general manager, and staff have to use their six draft picks to help mold the future of the Titans.
“They’re getting ready for what is the real thing: which is getting our next generation of players selected,” Underwood said.
Throughout the draft, players, legends, cheerleaders, and fans will be a huge part of making Nashville's first ever draft experience one that will never be forgotten, and one that the Titans hope spur them into success later this year.
“All of that’s going to carry forward into our training camp and then into the preseason and regular season. I think it will bring a new level of excitement for fans of ours not only in Nashville, but all over the country.”