The Los Angeles Chargers may place a second-round tender on restricted free agent, making him an alluring prospect for the Tennessee Titans.
The Tennessee Titans are about to enter a pivotal offseason that has over 20 players hitting free agency, including star running back Derrick Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. While the Titans have over $50 million in cap space, the team will look to move around players to increase their overall cap space.
Running Back Dion Lewis is expected to be one of the cap casualties this offseason for the team.
The Titans signed Lewis to a four year, $19.8 million in 2018 but has underwhelmed for a second straight season. With Henry’s emergence, Lewis has seen his reps go down over the course of the season.
The Titans will be in the market for a running back this offseason and they might have a chance at one of the more electric players on the market in the Los Angeles Chargers Austin Ekeler. According to Adam Caplan, the Chargers might look to put a second round tender on him.
Ekeler will be a restricted free agent this offseason and will surely have many suitors based on his play this past year. Ekeler stepped in for Melvin Gordon, who decided to sit out the start of the year due to contract disputes. Ekeler was magnificent for the Chargers, racking up 557 yards rushing, 993 yards receiving, and 11 touchdowns.
The Titans need an explosive third down back that can catch the ball and make plays in the open field. While Lewis was brought in for that reason, he has not been as productive as the Titans had hoped. While Henry has been a phenomenal rusher, his production in the passing game is still pedestrian.
If the Titans can make moves and land Ekeler, it will give them another weapon to pair with an already high-powered offense.