Tennessee Titans all-time Mount Rushmore

Which legends stand out for the Houston Oilers/turned Tennessee Titans?

The Houston Oilers were part of the original American Football League in 1960. The league consisted of just eight teams but nonetheless, this franchise from the Lone Star State (born the same year as the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys) would win the AFL’s first two championships.

There would also be some lean times for the franchise. And 1996 proved to be the team’s final season in Houston and at the Astrodome. The Tennessee Oilers would turn into a traveling road show the following two years and finally in ’99, become the Titans. The new look obviously paid off as the club made its first and only Super Bowl appearance in what proved to a be a 23-16 setback to the then-St. Louis Rams.

These days, the team is coming off a 2019 season in which they came up one victory away from a return trip to the “Big Game.” This is a franchise with a rich history on both sides of the ball. From quarterbacks George Blanda and Steve McNair to running backs Eddie George, Chris Henry and current powerhouse Derrick Henry. The star wideouts include Charley Hennigan, Ernest Givins, Haywood Jeffires and there’s tight end Delanie Walker.

There have been Hall of Fame defenders such as Ken Houston, Elvin Bethea, Curley Culp and Robert Brazile to steady warriors such as Al Smith, Ray Childress, Cris Dishman and Blaine Bishop, as well as pass-rusher Jevon Kearse and reliable Jurrell Casey (traded his offseason to the Denver Broncos).

However, this Mount Rushmore (in alphabetical order) definitely has an offensive feel to it. So which four players were chosen?

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