Here’s a list of the Tennessee Titans’ 2020 free agents and the team’s projected salary cap space.
The Tennessee Titans are going to have a lot of decisions to make on their own free agents during the 2020 NFL offseason.
As it stands now, Tennessee is looking at 22 impending free agents, and per Over The Cap, the Titans will have roughly $54.5 million in salary cap space, the eighth highest in the NFL.
To compare, Spotrac has Tennessee’s projected salary cap space at $57 million.
General manager Jon Robinson will be able to increase that number by cutting players like running back Dion Lewis and/or tight end Delanie Walker. There is a possibility the Titans could work out a restructure with Walker for less money, though.
You can also add outside linebacker Cameron Wake and kicker Ryan Succop to that list to save another $7.5 million. Those four players alone would net the Titans roughly $17 million extra in 2020 if cut outright.
The list of Titans free agents is as follows, according to Spotrac.
CB Logan Ryan
QB Ryan Tannehill
RB Derrick Henry
RT Jack Conklin
QB Marcus Mariota
LB Wesley Woodyard
LB Daren Bates
RG Kevin Pamphile
RT Dennis Kelly
CB Chris Milton
LB Kamalei Correa
DT Austin Johnson
CB Tramaine Brock
RB David Fluellen
WR Darius Jennings
TE MyCole Pruitt
WR Tajae Sharpe
LB Reggie Gilbert
WR Cameron Batson
TE Anthony Firkser
CB LeShaun Sims
CB Tye Smith
The Titans will almost certainly bring Henry and Tannehill back, although both could take up a chunk of the money Tennessee has available.
Based on Spotrac’s market values for both players, Tannehilll could rake in a deal that pays him $30.5 annually over four years, while Henry could earn a deal that pays around $13.8 million per year for four years.
Because there will be a lot of competition for his services after a great season, Conklin is the least likely to return out of these four players. Spotrac has Conklin’s market value at $15 million per year over six years.
Tennessee can’t afford to get into a bidding war for him, and the team does have a cheaper alternative in tackle Dennis Kelly. Conklin has also battled injury issues in the past, so that has to be factored into the equation of whether or not to bring him back for that kind of money.
Ryan was a huge asset to the Titans’ secondary and should return also, although one has to wonder if Tennessee had planned to let him go when drafting defensive back Amani Hooker, who was an elite slot corner in college.
Ideally, the Titans would love to bring back all of these players in order to make another run next season, but the numbers may not allow it. We’ll have to see how Tennessee’s GM works things out when March rolls around.