Bleacher Report thinks the Tennessee Titans will swing a trade for Miami Dolphins running back, Kenyan Drake.
Bleacher Report made seven early predictions for the NFL trade deadline, and one of them involved the Tennessee Titans.
Here’s what Sobleski had to say.
"By releasing Lewis after this season, the Titans would save over $4 million against the 2020 salary cap. Drake, who leads the Dolphins’ pitiful offense with 69 touches and 348 total yards, is bigger, more explosive and over three years younger than the veteran back."
Drake would be an instant upgrade over Lewis in every sense of the word. Drake is averaging 3.7 yards per carry and 7.9 yards per reception, while Lewis is averaging 3.4 yards per tote and 4.4 yards per catch.
Drake, who is also a former teammate of Titans running back Derrick Henry when the pair were at Alabama, would be the perfect complement to Henry as a guy who can make an impact on third downs and still be effective running the football when Henry needs a breather.
If the Titans were to make this deal, it would involve sending a pick Miami’s way that would likely come in the form of a mid-round selection.
The only snag would be that the Titans would have to extend Drake, who is in the last year of his rookie deal. Not doing so would make the running back a rental that the Titans give up valuable draft capital for, and that would be especially painful if Tennessee doesn’t make the playoffs.
Sadly, there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell the Dolphins would take Lewis back because it would make no sense for a rebuilding team like Miami to with his age and contract situation. That means the Titans would end up cutting Lewis this year or next, which is pretty much a foregone conclusion at this point anyway.