What resources do the Tennessee Titans have heading into the 2020 offseason?
Before I try to fix some of the Tennessee Titans problems and figure out how they can win a few more games next year, I should have discussed exactly what resources the Titans have.
As I am sure everyone knows, there are two main ways to improve and NFL team in the offseason and that is either with draft picks or free agency spending.
Draft picks can be found anywhere, but a great place to find out cap space and contract details is OTC.
So when I saw this tweet from Lee Sharpe and the follow up by Over The Cap, I figured this would be a great way to show exactly where the Titans stand in terms of offseason resources.
The Titans currently have $50.9 million in cap space for 2020 and draft picks: 29, 61, 93, 174*, 208*, and 224* (*projected while waiting for compensatory picks to be announced).
What that means is that the Titans have above average cap space and below average draft capitol. This is what happens when you win a lot of games and only have six picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.
I would like to say that when/if the Titans decide to cut the big four (Delanie Walker, Cameron Wake, Dion Lewis, and Ryan Succop), they would end up with nearly $70 million, putting them right around the 6th “highest” team on this chart.
I think the most important thing that this graph illustrates is that the Titans will ultimately end up with $30 million to spend before they even fall back to league average cap space.
If the Titans can work a miracle and get a deal done for Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill for $30 million combined then that would put them in great position to retain Jack Conklin with around $30 million to play around with in pursuit of some big name free agents.
The big question is could a restructure for players like Malcolm Butler, Jurrell Casey or DaQuan Jones be in the cards in Tennessee? All three of those players have at least $7 million in non guaranteed money this season so why not attempt to convert some of that into guaranteed money while lowering the cap hit?