More potential cap adjustment
The NFL is a league based off what have you done for me lately, so with that in mind I want to show you the 10 biggest contracts left on the Titans roster. These are based on 2020 cap numbers from OTC:
1. Taylor Lewan $18.2 million (3rd among LTs)
2. Jurrell Casey $13.4 million (8th among DTs)
3. Malcolm Butler $13.4 million (7th among CBs)
4. Rodger Saffold $12.4 million (7th among iOL)
5. Kevin Byard $10.9 million (6th among safeties)
6. Adam Humphries $10 million (24th among WRs)
7. Daquan Jones $8.3 million (17th among DTs)
8. Corey Davis $8.1 million (36th among WRs)
9. Kenny Vaccaro $6.8 million (15th among safeties)
10. Ben Jones $6.3 million (not in the top 25 iOL)
Now, I write all of that so that you can see where $108 of the Tennessee Titans $220 million is slated to go this season. Some of those deals are great like Lewan, Saffold, Byard, Jones and Vaccaro.
However, I don’t know that I love all of those deals.
Corey Davis is on a rookie deal so unless you trade him and figure out how to get rid of some of that money, that is just his number.
Butler is interesting because he was great this year when he played, but missing half of a season with a broken arm has made all that feel like a long time ago to most.
The big two for me though are Jurrell Casey and Daquan Jones who combine for nearly $22 million next season.
Casey is a fixture in Tennessee so he would have to either absolutely tank to get cut. However, I think asking either one of these players to restructure their deal wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
It is pretty apparent that the Titans thought that DT could be upgraded when they took Jeffery Simmons in the first round last year and reports are that they are interested in adding another DT in free agency.
I don’t see how that idea even gets floated around if you aren’t willing to make some kind of change financially with either one of those guys.