Ranking all of the Tennessee Titans 2021 free agents through Week 8
By Will Lomas
Ranking the Titans future UFAs.
The Tennessee Titans are 5-2 after a two-game losing streak and fans are in a very strange position.
On one hand, Titans fans should be encouraged that the offense has been good enough to dominate and win 5 of their 7 games this season, including two in the AFC South.
Then obviously fans should be furious that the defensive players seem to have regressed across the board and the defensive coaches look overwhelmed trying to stop a slant from going 15 yards on 3rd and 12.
With that mix of emotions, it feels like the perfect time to look at the Tennessee Titans roster and judge which players look like players to build around and who looks like they might need a new home in 2021.
In fact, the Titans have already made judgments on two players set to be free agents after the season when they cut Johnathan Joseph and Vic Beasley Tuesday night.
If it is the right time for them to make judgments, then at the very least it seems fair to go through and grade/rank where the rest of those players are at right now. While I did say I was going to rank “all” of the free agents, I cut it down to the 12 players who have actually played 20% of the snaps or more this season.
This is a ranking that combines:
-The role the player currently has
-How much they are expected to make on their next contract
-Long term value
So just because a player is ranked higher on this list, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I think they are better in a vacuum. It is more likely that I think they just present a better combination of value, talent, and upside going forward.
Let’s start at the bottom.