Tennessee Titans worst contract


This time of year is perfect for reflecting on the 2014 season and looking ahead to the future of the franchise. There is no way to do that in the salary cap NFL, without looking at each player’s contracts.

With the 2015 NFL Draft over and free agency in the final stages, the contracts are all pretty much done around the league. This is a look at who has the worst contract for the Tennessee Titans, and why that contract is bad for the team.

(Note: No Tennessee Titans rookies are eligible for this list, only players in their second contracts or later. Also, all contract info is based on Overthecap.com)

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Wesley Woodyard

This was deceptively hard. First of all, the prime candidate (Andy Levitre) is healthy for the first time in his career and is definitely going to start on that offensive line.

The other big name that could be put up here is Michael Griffin. However, I expect him to have a big year in 2015 and he was a major influence in getting Brian Orakpo to join the Tennessee Titans.

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  • The biggest factor that came into this decision was playing time. In 2015 I expect Woodyard to sit behind both Zach Brown and Avery Williamson, and I don’t expect him to earn a lot of time as a nickel player.

    So in effect, the Tennessee Titans are paying a 29 year old, backup linebacker, with limited opportunity to play almost $4 million per year.

    That contract ranks as the 20 highest annual contract for an interior linebacker, despite his average play.

    Wesley Woodyard was listed as the 42nd highest rated inside linebacker (out of 60) and is being overpaid no matter how you look at it.

    I don’t see Woodyard as a long term answer anywhere on this team, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was moved or cut in the next year.

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