Special teams ace and rotational piece Daren Bates may walk this offseason, leaving a gap at the back end of the linebacker depth chart, which is a position the Titans may look to stay young at rather than grab a veteran.
Again, like with wide receiver earlier this is just a mighty list of one. Luckily for the Titans, both linebacker and wide receiver are really places where they can pick and choose who they want rather than trying to fill a need.
Why not look at a smart linebacker who can clearly come in and be a great fit stylistically and back up one of your most important defenders?
Chris Orr, LB, Wisconsin
Chris Orr has improved every year he’s spent in Madison, and it all came to a head in 2019, when he finished with career highs in both tackles and sacks. He was used in a similar role to the one the Titans have given Rashaan Evans, and was super effective, sacking opposing quarterbacks 11.5 times.
For a middle linebacker, that’s absolutely insane. For example, Ray Lewis only had 41.5 sacks in his entire 228 game NFL career. He’s great on stunted blitzes, which the Titans love to call.