How much cap room do the Tennessee Titans have left, and what holes do they have to fill?
Just like that, I pulled off free agency magic. Ryan Tannehill and Jack Conklin get pretty sizeable deals that make them one of the highest paid players at their positions while not getting carried away with the spending.
Meanwhile, the Titans gamble that Derrick Henry knows that the worst thing he could do is to sit out this season when he looks around and sees the likes of Melvin Gordon and Le’Veon Bell whose holdouts left everyone involved disappointed (especially the fans of each of those teams).
After all that the Tennessee Titans still end up with somewhere around $28 million to spend in free agency.
The Titans could choose to try and retain Logan Ryan who has been fantastic in the slot and in the locker room, but I wonder how highly they value his play after some tough games down the stretch and with him being 29 years old next year.
Still, the three deals I projected would lock up 21 of 22 starting spots for the Titans, leaving only CB3, EDGE2, WR4, RB2, and QB2 as positions that needed to be addressed and that is including rotational and depth pieces.
With 6 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft and players like Malcolm Butler and D’Andre Walker coming back to bolster two of those spots, the Titans have a little bit of cap room and a few picks to really make this roster more potent.
Just for fun, imagine the Titans signing an EDGE like Jadeveon Clowney, Matthew Judon, Dante Fowler, Bud Dupree, Shaq Barrett, Arik Armstead, Yannick Ngakoue, Calais Campbell (who I think will be cut), Vic Beasley, Robert Quinn, Jabaal Sheard, or Jason Pierre-Paul…wow that is a lot of names.
And then having a draft like this:
1st round: J.K. Dobbins RB, Ohio State
2nd round: Jaylon Johnson CB, Utah
3rd round: Bradlee Anae EDGE, Utah
5th round: Isaiah Hodgins WR, Oregon State
6th round: Bryce Perkins QB, Virginia
7th round: Daniel Bituli LB, Tennessee
That seems like a pretty deep and talented roster to me.