With free agency just under a week away, it’s time to take a look at some of the potential strategies the Titans are likely to consider using when it comes to the franchise and/or transition tag.
For the first time in what feels like forever, the Tennessee Titans have some tough decisions to make before the new league year officially begins. The Titans have a plethora of unrestricted free agents to make tough decisions on prior to the start of the legal negotiating period.
Players such as Derrick Henry, Ryan Tannehill, Jack Conklin, and Logan Ryan among others are up for a new contract and it will be interesting to see what the team plans on doing with them going forward.
It is highly unlikely that the team will be able to keep everyone so there will unfortunately be some tough goodbyes within the next couple of weeks. As of right now, The Titans will have the unprecedented option of using both the franchise and transition tag, although that is dependent on the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) vote.
The franchise tag is essentially a one-year deal that allows the team to keep the unrestricted free agent of their choice off the open market by giving him a deal that is comparable to some of the top players at their respective positions.
The transition tag is a little different, as it allows the unrestricted free agent to talk and negotiate a contract with anyone they choose to do so with, however, the transition tag gives the team the option to match or decline any contract offer the tagged player may receive from another franchise.
The likelihood that the Titans use at least one of these tag designations is very high, therefore, this article will be going over some of the tag strategies that the Titans are likely considering when it comes to some of their top free agents.