Dec 13, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman (24) after the victory at Bank of America Stadium. The Carolina Panthers remain undefeated with a 38-0 win over Atlanta Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Player: Josh Norman CB, Carolina Panthers
How much he will ask: $14 million per year
How likely is he to hit free agency: Fairly likely
For those that will argue he is too big of a need, the Carolina Panthers are actually really cash strapped next year. Cam Newton, Charles Johnson, Ryan Kalil, and Jonathan Stewart are all scheduled to make $9.5 million or more next year which is a huge chunk of cap.
It is hard to let go of any of those players, not to mention trying to resign Amini Silatolu, a starter on their offensive line.
Is he a fit for the Titans: Yes
Norman is a shut down corner and you can always find a place for those sorts of players on your team. With all the pressure that Dick LeBeau’s defense can put on cornerbacks when the blitz packages are humming, having someone who can handle that pressure would be great.
Is he a need for the Titans: Yes
Absolutely. This would get like getting an extra first round pick in the draft. Not only is Norman doing very well now, but he is one of the few cornerbacks in the league that would allow Jason McCourty to cover #2 receivers instead of top guys.
If the Titans really went after DBs this year, they could potentially have Norman, McCourty, Perrish Cox in the slot, DaNorris Searcy at strong safety, and Jalen Ramsey as a FS/CB hybrid that can do a lot of everything.