3 unique cap saving moves the Tennessee Titans could make
By Will Lomas
2. Make a move with DaQuan Jones
I thought for the first half of the season that Jones was the best defensive lineman on the Tennessee Titans roster above Jurrell Casey and Isaiah Mack who were the other contenders.
The problem is that in 2020 Jones is set to make over $8 million and he is probably going to be the odd man out when the Titans go out of their 3DL looks that they have used in the past.
That salary number is higher than Malik Jackson, Matt Ioannidis, Star Lotulelei, and Kenny Clark. For as much as I like Jones, I just don’t know if you can pay a guy that kind of money if the plan is to keep him on the bench for 40% of the snaps or more.
There are several teams out there who might make a trade for Jones given the mediocre draft class of defensive tackles that are about to hit the 2020 NFL Draft. If someone wants a proven commodity instead of risking a top-100 pick on a DT, they could do a lot worse than grabbing someone like Jones.
That $8 million is likely the difference in keeping your talented, young right tackle or trying to patch together something in free agency.