Isaiah Wilson’s Tennessee Titans career may be nearing an end.
The offensive lineman, who the Titans selected with their first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, declared on Twitter that he is “done with football as a Titan” before promptly deleting the Tweet on Monday evening.
It gives us occasion to take a look at Wilson’s long laundry list of off-field mishaps since joining the Titans, which resembles the plot of a video game.
April 23, 2020 — Drafted by the Titans in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft (29th overall)
The 6-foot-6-inch, 350-pound mauler seemed initially to be a good fit for the Titans.
“I enjoy running the ball, and I enjoy, essentially, trying to break another man’s will,” Wilson said that night.
July 28 — Titans place Wilson on Reserve/COVID-19 list for the first time (activated on Aug. 3)
At this point, the COVID/Reserve list was still relatively new to the NFL world.
Aug. 15 — Wilson nearly jumps off a two-story balcony to avoid the police at Tennessee State University
Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reported that Wilson broke TSU’s no-visitor policy and attended a party at the university. Police were called to the party at some point during the evening, and that’s when Wilson nearly leaped off a two-story balcony.
“Mr. Isaiah Wilson got up from the couch and ran to the balcony attempting to jump from the second floor,” the police report read.
Sept. 6 — Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time, not activated until five weeks later
Just over a month after his first stint on the COVID list ended, Wilson found himself on it again.
While we don’t know whether Wilson tested positive for the coronavirus or was merely a close contact, we do know that he bizarrely spent over five weeks on the list; the Titans didn’t activate him until October 10.
Sept. 11 — Wilson crashes into a concrete wall with his vehicle, arrested for DUI
This one is the biggest doozy of them all.
Wilson was arrested for driving under the influence after being seen doing donuts and crashing into a concrete wall on Charlotte Avenue, a street near downtown Nashville, according to reports by the Associated Press and Buck Reising of A to Z Sports.
The Titans released a statement that read, “We are aware of the situation. This is not conduct that is indicative of the character of our football team and we are working through details on how to proceed.”
Oct. 23 — A to Z Sports report: Wilson missed multiple practices due to a “headache”
When Wilson finally got off of the COVID list for good, he began a routine of missing practices somewhat frequently.
One of the primary excuses he offered the Titans, according to a staff report by A to Z Sports, was that he had a “headache.”
That report included quotes from anonymous sources within the Titans organization referring to Wilson as “lazy,” “useless,” and as a “disaster.”
Oct. 27 — Involved in another auto accident that totaled his vehicle
Wilson totaled his vehicle in late October after getting into another auto accident, Kuharsky reported.
Nov. 29 — Wilson makes his NFL debut against the Colts
Wilson finally made his NFL debut in the Titans’ late-November rout of the Colts. Wilson didn’t contribute to the victory, however, as he only played during extra-point attempts and kneel-downs at the end of the game.
Dec. 5 — Suspended by the Titans for violating team rules
Just a week after finally getting onto the field, Wilson’s self-destruction continued. The Titans suspended Wilson for one-game on Dec. 5 for a “violation of team rules.”
The specific violation that led to the suspension is still unknown.
Dec. 9 — Placed on “Reserve/Non-Football Illness”
The Titans ended Wilson’s rookie season in early December by placing him on the NFI list.
“Currently, he is dealing with some personal issues, which will take some time for him to work through,” general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement. “We will continue to help him and support him, with the hope that he can ultimately re-join the team.”
Jan. 1, 2021 — Spends New Year’s Eve partying on a boat
As his Titans teammates prepared for a crucial Week 17 matchup with the Texans, Wilson spent his New Year’s Eve partying, according to a report by Buck Reising.
This Tweet remains mysterious, as the Titans have not released Wilson. In fact, according to a report by John Glennon of Broadway Sports, nothing official has changed between Wilson and the Titans and his Tweet didn’t “appear to have any actual significance.”
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