2. Wesley Woodyard, ILB
At the ripe age of 33, inside linebacker Wesley Woodyard has a decision to make — as do the Titans.
The man dubbed “The Lumberjack” signed with the Titans in 2014, and has fought for his team and teammates valiantly. Elected captain by his peers, Woodyard led the team in tackles in 2017 and 2018 and has worn the green dot on his helmet in years past.
While bittersweet, all good things must come to an end.
The sad truth is that while Woodyard is considered valuable depth, the Titans don’t need him anymore. Although he continuously makes plays (the forced fumble on the goal line stand versus the Chargers in Week 7), ILBs Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown are blossoming into an elite tandem anchoring the center of the defense.
Not to mention, the Titans drafted another undersized but productive ILB, David Long Jr., in the sixth round of the 2019 draft. Long gives them the flexibility to move on from Woodyard, as he flashed his ability to find the football throughout the preseason.
For Woodyard, the question becomes: how much gas is left in the tank?