Free agent DT Ndamukong Suh continues to weigh his options, with the Tennessee Titans still a prominent figure for his services.
When Ndamukong Suh was released by the Miami Dolphins, 31 other teams made note of it. Despite some of his on-field antics, Suh has been a dominant force in every season since entering the league in 2010. And when blue chip players reach the open market, they become hot commodities, because they can take a team to the next level.
The Tennessee Titans recognize that.
That’s why Suh has been linked to the Titans for the past few weeks. That’s why the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams have all expressed some level of interest in acquiring him.
The Cowboys quickly dropped out of the race, the Seahawks only had a couple of phone conversations with Suh and the Raiders had a planned visit cancelled on them. The New York Jets entered the Suh Sweepstakes late and were reportedly a “serious suitor” due to the amount of cap space they had to work with and their willingness to spend big.
The Jets recently rescinded their offer to Suh. It’s very possible Suh and his agent were just using the Jets to drive up Suh’s price, which may or may not have worked. With the Jets bowing out, Suh has been weighing his options. While the Saints are technically still in play, they can’t make the type of offers the Rams and Titans can, so they will surely get priced out with their negative total cap space at the moment.
Despite the initial interest from many teams, the players for his services appear to be down to two: the Titans and Rams. Both teams offer the potential to “win now” and have enough money to make very enticing offers. The Rams are likely selling Suh on his potential partnership with Aaron Donald, while the Titans should be doing the same with Jurrell Casey.
While Rapoport is reporting that the Rams have emerged as front-runners, Suh’s patience and due diligence to this point show that this whole thing is far from over. The Rams and Titans are both very good young teams that recently made the playoffs and look like future conference powerhouses. Suh really can’t go wrong with either choice; we’re all just hoping he likes Nashville a little bit more than Los Angeles.