Titans current cap snapshot.
Let’s start in the present before we look to the future. Right now, with no Jadeveon Clowney signing imminent and no news on a new deal for Derrick Henry the Tennessee TItans cap situation looks like this over the next two years (according to Over The Cap assuming a cap of $198.2 million in 2021):
2020: $19.6 million (13th best in the NFL)
2021: $28.5 million(17th in the NFL) or $48.1 million if the 2020 cap fully rolls over.
That starts off decently strong in 2020 but obviously falls below the average a little bit into 2021. The big thing here is that some teams are going to have to make some huge decisions on players before that pint.
Looking ahead to that 2021 number, here are the teams that will have to make massive decisions on paying their QB:
-New England Patriots (Cam Newton)
-Tampa Bay Bucs
And any of those teams could have to pay contracts upwards of $25 million at the minimum. So, the Titans won’t skyrocket into the top-5 in cap space, but they would probably be above the average.
Still, the impacts of that cap change would have a big impact on what the league looks like, not only in 2021, but now as well. What could the Titans do to help themselves?