Predicting which of Titans 22 free agents get re-signed

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NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 15: Ryan Tannehill #17 hands the ball off to Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

Ryan Tannehill

It’s no secret at this point that the Titans would love to have Ryan Tannehill back in two-tone blue for 2020.

And rightfully so. Since taking over against the Denver Broncos, Tannehill took the league by storm, and ended up with the highest passer rating in the league.

Yes, Tannehill will be 32 years old before the 2020 season starts, and some people might even say this season was a bit flukey, and thus might think the Titans should be hesitant to pay up.

I would counter those points by pointing out that above-average quarterback play is hard to find, and it’s almost impossible to consistently win without one.

And Tannehill was clearly above-average for the Titans in 2019. I don’t see how you let Tannehill walk out the door after the season he just had. Tannehill will remain the starting quarterback for the Titans in 2020. The deal gets done.

Derrick Henry

Your 2019 rushing champ, Derrick Henry, is also headed for free agency. Anybody who watched the Titans this year, especially in December and January, knows that Henry carried this team at times.

Take Henry out of the fold, and this looks like a completely different team. I know paying running backs often backfires, but not every back is Derrick Henry.

Expect Henry to get tagged if a deal can’t be agreed upon. No way you risk losing El Tractorcito.

Jack Conklin

Conklin entered the NFL on fire, earning First-Team All-Pro honors his rookie year. He would follow up his incredible 2016 season with another great season in 2017, but 2018 was rough, with Conklin just not looking right and playing injured.

2019 was a rebound year for Conklin at the perfect time. Due to having a good season in a contract year, Conklin could be looking to break the bank. I think the Titans should do whatever they can to keep Conklin in the fold. Quality right tackles don’t grow on trees.

Logan Ryan

Any other year it would be no question whether or not the Titans would bring back Logan Ryan. He has been a stud for this team for a few years now, but he might’ve priced himself out of town.

With Henry, Conklin, and Tannehill needing new contracts, it will be difficult to fit Ryan in as well. I believe it will come down to whether general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel value a young right tackle or an aging corner more. Ultimately, I believe Ryan is the odd man out and will get a lucrative contract elsewhere.