Jack Conklin: Tennessee Titans, 5 years, $70 million
Remaining 2020 cap: $25 million
"Jack Conklin has had a roller-coaster few seasons, featuring multiple injuries that led Tennessee to decline his fifth-year option for this season. He then responded by putting together the fourth most valuable season by an offensive tackle in 2019 and was a big piece to opening up holes in the run game for the tank Derrick Henry. His 83.7 run-blocking grade was the sixth best among tackles in 2019, and while his pass-protection wasn’t up to par with his run-blocking (still good, but ranking 32nd in pass-blocking grade among tackles), Tennessee is going to want to bring Conklin back in a package deal with Henry."
-It hasn’t been so much of a roller coaster, but rather a great career with a speed bump after a torn ACL.
Conklin has been great for the Tennessee Titans when he hasn’t been struggling with a recovery that 99% of NFL players struggle with for a full season after the surgery. In the other three years, he has been a mauler in the run game who is deceptively quick to get to the second level and whose size and technique usually keep him in good position against some of the better EDGEs in the NFL.
Keeping Conklin, Henry and Tannehill while still having $25 million to spend in free agency would be a dream. Let’s say that the Titans want to sign another big ticket free agent to pair with that trio, well that would be enough money to sign Amari Cooper, Jadeveon Clowney or Byron Jones and still have around $5+ million to focus on the draft if they wanted to be bold.
That sort of fire power is big and the Titans would over the moon of they could retain the offensive core AND be able to go shopping on wave one of free agency.