What comes next for the Titans?
The Tennessee Titans made headlines yesterday for signing Derrick Henry to a 4 year/$50 million deal right before the deadline to extend franchise-tagged players.
What we didn’t know at the time was that while the move made Henry a player with an average annual value of $12.5 million, the cap hit for 2020 was actually $4 million less than what it was going to be on the franchise tag.
That is a fairly huge detail because that means instead of the Titans having $17 million in cap space (15th in the NFL), they now have nearly $24 million in cap space (6th in the NFL).
That opens up a lot of options for the Tennessee Titans, some bigger than others. And while there is one name destined to come up in every conversation about potential free agents in Tennessee, he also isn’t the only option for the team.
Right now the team is basically locked in at every starting position with the exception of EDGE, potentially kicker and then right tackle which will go the winner of Dennis Kelly vs Isaiah Wilson.
But then you have to start talking about other positions that need depth like wide receiver and defensive tackle.
So what options are out there that make sense for the Titans? Let’s start with the obvious.