Tennessee Titans’ Rodger Saffold named one of the NFL’s top guards

After a rocky start to his tenure in the Tennessee Titans in 2019, left guard Rodger Saffold has settled in well and has shown why he is one of the best in his role in the NFL.

And now he’s receiving some recognition for his stellar game in Nashville, as Touchdown Wire’s Mark Schofield ranked Saffold as the league’s 11th goaltender heading into the 2021 campaign.

Since joining the league in 2010, Roger Saffold has been a consistent forward player for two different organizations. Saffold began his Los Angeles career with the Rams, starting as a left tackle in his rookie campaign before sliding inside to see the time at both guard posts. His move to left guard became permanent in 2017, and since then Saffold has been a force in the running game and as a pass blocker.

Saffold was a fifth in an offensive line that paved the way for running back Derrick Henry to rush 2,000 yards, and he received a first-team All-Pro vote for his performance in 2020.

It’s also important to note that Saffold suffered a persistent injury throughout the season, making his campaign even more impressive.

Looking ahead to the 2021 campaign, the Titans are returning four-fifths of their starting offensive line, including left tackle Taylor Lewan, who has missed Tennessee’s last 11 games with a torn ACL. Lewan’s return should make Saffold’s job a lot easier.

Despite his past successes, the 33-year-old goaltender is not resting on his laurels and instead has worked as hard as ever as he prepares for his 12th season. He even took young right guard Nate Davis under his wing in the process.

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