Four Tennessee Titans make PFF’s top 100 non-QB free agents list
Four Tennessee Titans have made Pro Football Focus’ list of the top 100 free agents of 2020.
The Tennessee Titans have their hands full with tough decisions to make, as four of their key starters will be free agents in 2020 — and those free agents could all be in line for big-money contracts.
The big four are quarterback Ryan Tannehill, right tackle Jack Conklin, running back Derrick Henry and cornerback Logan Ryan. I’d also argue that tackle Dennis Kelly is on that list depending on what happens with Conklin.
Pro Football Focus made a list of the top 100 free agents available and four Titans have made the list; although it’s important to note that PFF did not include quarterbacks on this list, instead opting to make a separate list of the top quarterbacks on the market.
Of course, Tannehill made that list.
The four Titans on PFF’s top 100 are as follows.
13. RT Jack Conklin
Conklin had himself an outstanding season in 2019. Per PFF, his overall grade of 78.3 was No. 12 among all tackles, and his run block grade of 81.0 was fifth.
After battling injuries the last few seasons, Conklin played in a full 16-game slate and could command a hefty sum in 2020. Spotrac has his estimated market value in a contract at six years for $90.1 million, which works out to about $15 million per season.
28. RB Derrick Henry
Henry is going into free agency at the perfect time, as he just finished his best season as a pro. The Alabama product won the rushing title with 1,540 yards, and his 16 touchdowns was tied for tops in the NFL.
Teams have been wary about doling out big money to running backs in a second contract, so we’ll have to see if the Titans fall into that category. If not, he could command a four-year deal worth $55.3 million, according to Spotrac.
36. CB Logan Ryan
The 28-year-old corner started off the season as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, particularly in the slot. While his performance waned a bit later in the season, there’s no denying how important he is to this defense and he is the model of consistency.
86. WR Tajae Sharpe
I was a bit surprised to see Sharpe make this list, especially over Kelly, who ranked as the No. 18 tackle in 2018 when filling in for Conklin.
Sharpe is coming off one of his least productive seasons as a pro. The former fifth-round pick had career lows in targets (35) and receptions (25), while also posting the second-lowest yardage output of his career (329). Sharpe did have some big catches in key moments during the season, though.
With him taking a backseat to A.J. Brown, Corey Davis and Adam Humphries, all of whom are set to return in 2020, there’s a good chance Sharpe will look elsewhere for employment.