There is an experienced pass-rusher on the market in the form of Terrell Suggs, and the Tennessee Titans should jump all over him.
After Terrell Suggs was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, he should be a top priority for the Tennessee Titans.
The move by the Cardinals to release Suggs came as a surprise, and now the veteran pass-rusher will be placed on waivers, ready to be claimed by any team interested.
And there will likely be plenty of suitors for Suggs, which could present a problem for the Titans, who currently sit 20th in waiver claim priority with a 8-5 record. Then again, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter pointed out, it’s possible Suggs simply retires.
However, if Suggs does continue playing and falls that far, he should not get past Tennessee.
There is a connection between he and the Titans given the fact that Suggs played for defensive coordinator Dean Pees when both were with the Ravens. Pees was the DC there from 2012 through 2018, and Suggs compiled double-digit sacks in three of those seasons.
The Titans need some help in the pass-rush department, also. Outside of Harold Landry and his nine sacks, Tennessee has struggled to generate consistent pressure off the edge, especially after Cameron Wake went on season-ending Injured Reserve with a knee injury.
Suggs has shown he still has some gas left in the tank at 37 years old. He’s totaled 5.5 sacks, seven QB hits, 37 tackles (23 solo, eight for loss) and four forced fumbles. Suggs also brings a ton of experience with him as a former Super Bowl winner with Baltimore.
Suggs is owed just $353,000 the rest of the season.
Again, it’ll be difficult, but if Suggs somehow falls that far and the Titans fail to put in a claim, it would be a huge mistake because the combination of experience and talent Suggs can bring to Nashville is rarely available at this time of year.