Since signing a 4-year-deal in 2018, Dion Lewis has been vastly underwhelming.
Lewis signed a $20 million deal and didn’t come close to living up to it, so it made sense to cut him for cap relief. It is clear, however, that the Titans would benefit from a reliable change of pace back to spell Derrick Henry. What Dion Lewis was SUPPOSED to be.
Lewis only rushed for a little over 200 yards this year, so production shouldn’t be terribly hard to replace. And since Derrick Henry will be back in Nashville, the Titans don’t exactly need another work horse.
Nevertheless, it would help tremendously if the Titans added a capable backup. Due to having other needs, and already investing a high salary in Henry, I fully expect the Titans to draft a running back in the 2020 draft. I believe Jon Robinson feels like he can get similar, if not better, production than Dion out of a cheaper rookie option. I mentioned in a previous piece the Titans met with several running backs at the NFL combine a few weeks ago.
I expect one of those players listed to be a Titan in a few months.