Isaiah Wilson, Tennessee Titans’ first-round pick, suspended by team for Week 13

By Matt Johnson
Nov 8, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson (79) warms up before the game against the Chicago Bears at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson is in trouble once again, receiving a suspension for violating the team’s rules.

Wilson, the No. 29 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has been no stranger to trouble. At a time when the Titans need help along the offensive line, the rookie has found another way to miss game action.

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Drafted out of the University of Georgia, Tennessee hoped its first-round pick would see the field early in the 2020 season. Expected to compete with Dennis Kelly for the starting spot at right tackle, Wilson experienced a few off-field issues and the latest example will keep him sidelined.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Titans suspended Wilson on Saturday for violating the team’s rules. As a result of the violation, he will miss the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns.

It is just the latest in Wilson’s series of issues, with his problems starting almost immediately after being drafted.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with teams advising players to be extremely cautious, Wilson attended a party at Tennessee State University. He briefly considered jumping off a second-story balcony to evade officers, but ultimately stepped away and cooperated with officers. He received a trespass warning from TSU for attending the off-campus party.

A few weeks later, the 21-year-old found himself in more legal trouble. Just days before the team’s opener, Wilson was arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to police, his car struck a concrete wall near an intersection with witnesses saying he was doing “donuts” before the accident.

Isaiah Wilson has also landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list twice this year. He first landed on it at the start of training camp and was placed on it for the second time on Sept. 6. The Titans activated him on Oct. 10, but he has played just four snaps this season.

At this point, the Titans have to hope a suspension is the reality check their first-round pick needs. Otherwise, Wilson could be jeopardizing his NFL career if issues persist.