With tough decisions on the horizon for the Tennessee Titans regarding pending Free Agents, let’s speculate on important contributors in their contract years.
As with any team that has begun to experience success, the problem that GMs and Front Offices face shifts from simply finding good football players to trying to retain good football players. After years of struggling to draft well or hit on players in free agency, the Tennessee Titans finally began to add quality players in recent years and the time has come for Jon Robinson and the Titans to begin making tough decisions regarding which players are worth re-signing or whether said players should be allowed to walk.
The past few offseasons, the Titans have always had some of the most cap space in the league. That said, 2018 was the first offseason in recent memory in which the Titans had to make some important decisions in regards to re-signing free agents. Fortunately, Jon Robinson was able to re-sign both Josh Kline and DaQuan Jones to multi-year contracts, but Tennessee will not always have that luxury.
After spending big on free agents like Malcolm Butler and Dion Lewis and with lots of promising, young talent headed for extensions, Robinson must handle future contracts with care. Under the optimistic assumption that Marcus Mariota bounces back from his 2017 season, he will likely be able to parlay that strong 2018 outing into a hefty deal that only makes other contract decisions next year more difficult. Let’s take a look at Tennessee’s pending free agents and how likely it is that they are brought back by Robinson.