Nov 9, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes a fourth quarter catch against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Player: Alshon Jeffery WR, Chicago Bears
How much he will ask: $12 million per year
This is a hard one to gauge because how do you pay him? He is having his worst year as an NFL player, but that is because he has been injured. Or is it? This is also the first year he has seen true number one wide receiver coverage. With Brandon Marshall gone, is he showing that he can’t be a top receiver?
I think some of the teams in the league are desperate for wide receiver help and are willing to pay him like that even if he never becomes a true number one. With the cap rising, a deal like this makes sense in the long term, you just have to be willing to wait out the short term consequences.
How likely is he to hit free agency: Decent chance
Is he a fit for the Titans: Yes
The Titans aren’t set at #1 or #2 wide receiver at this point, so no matter how he winds up he would still find a place on this team.
Is he a need for the Titans: Yes
Absolutely he fits a need for the Titans. Not only is he a need for the Titans, if he hits the free market he should be the Titans top priority. Jeffery wins with his hands and can make some leaping catches too.
If the Titans can steal him, and manage to land a player like Josh Doctson or Corey Coleman in the draft they would be a staggeringly good offense.