EDGE Vic Beasley
The fact that the team made this announcement at the beginning of February was surprising to many, as this unusual move raises some questions as to why they’re so eager to move on. Whatever the reason may be, there is no denying the talent that Beasley possesses.
Back in 2016, Beasley seemed like he was destined to become a star after earning first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors after recording a league-high 15.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in his second year in the league, which ultimately helped the Falcons make the Super Bowl.
However, Beasley combined for 10 sacks over the next two seasons before finally having a redemption year this year.
Stardom hasn’t exactly come to fruition just yet for Beasley, but a relatively productive young talent like him will definitely garner some serious interest from teams that are trying to improve their pass-rush. And that’s especially true considering that Beasley just had his healthiest and most productive year since his monstrous 2016 campaign.
In fact, the former Clemson Tiger finished the 2019 season with the same amount of sacks as Von Miller, Yannick Ngakoue, Frank Clark and Everson Griffen (eight) — another possible sign that the former first rounder is trending upward again.
Beasley may not be the same type of household name as those players, but his talent is arguably just as good as any of those if he can get himself in the right system.
If the money is reasonable there is no reason why Tennessee shouldn’t be able to find a spot for a talent like Beasley, even if he never returns to the sack artist that records over 15 sacks in a single season.
Of all the pass-rushers that will be on the open market, Beasley may be the one to most likely fall within Tennessee’s budget. If there is mutual interest between both parties then I think there is a realistic chance that we could eventually see him line up opposite of Harold Landry come September.