Original contract: Five years, $80 million (Three years remaining)
2020 cap hit: $18.2 million
It was a rough start to the 2019 season for Taylor Lewan.
The Titans’ left tackle got pinched for a positive PED test prior to the start of the season, forcing him to miss the first four games. He then returned and was a penalty machine from the jump, guilty of routinely killing drives for an offense that was already struggling.
However, as the season went along Lewan’s penalties became few and far between and his impact on the offensive line was noticeable. In the end, we got a glimpse of why the Titans decided to pay him big bucks in the first place.
From Week 12 on, Lewan was sensational in pass coverage, as his 1.9 percent pressure rate was the best in the league among tackles in that span. There’s no doubt that “Dad” still holds a ton of value at one of the most important positions on the field.
Lewan has expressed his love for Nashville and the franchise, so getting him to restructure certainly isn’t out of the question. Lewan has plenty of good years left at 28 years old (29 in July) and is a prime candidate to have some of his 2019 money spread out to future years.