Titans should be very interested in the new salary cap rumor.
Thanks do a deal the NFL and NFLPA made before the 2020 season, regardless of revenue or prior agreements, the NFL salary cap won’t drop below $175 million for each team. The Tennessee Titans are 1 of 22 teams that would have some money to spend in free agency next year, while 10 teams would be forced to make several cuts.
Now, the reason I am bringing this up now is because we are seeing one of the best contract years from a Titans player in some time. That player is Corey Davis.
In a game that was full of potential hot takes and observations, the first one that we talked about at Titan Sized wasn’t the horrific defense, the unfortunate turnovers on offense, Derrick Henry’s unfortunate day, or Matt Dickerson’s mysterious spot on the Titans roster.
We talked about how Corey Davis had become a must-sign player this offseason. I tweeted this about an hour ago to explain why that isn’t an overreaction:
The problem is, how can you give a big contract to a 25-year-old wide receiver if you only have $3 million to spend? Well, a new rumor says that instead of the 2021 salary cap being $175 million, it might be $195 million.
PFT’s Mike Florio reported this:
"Per a league source, the possibility that stadiums will be full for the 2021 season could prompt the league to not tie the hands of teams by dropping the salary cap by more than $23 million per team, from $198.2 million. Although the 2020 season will indeed result in lower revenue than usual, the potential of a return to something normal or close to it plus the coming TV deals may result in the league keeping the cap in the range of $195 million."
With nearly $30 million at their disposal and contracts that can be restructured or cut to create even more cap, there is a chance that the Titans can actually sign Corey Davis to a fair contract and still have money to make moves in free agency.
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Whether the talented front office wants to keep guys like Jonnu Smith, Daquan Jones, Desmond King, and others is up to them, but now re-signing Corey Davis doesn’t cripple their free agency options.
Malcolm Butler, Adoree Jackson, and Adam Humphries are players that are all at risk of getting cut or traded before next season, simply because of the cap space, it would create ($25 million).
However, if these rumors are true then the Titans won’t even have to consider that as an option.
This is the first real cap space rumor that we have had, and fans need to monitor it closely because this team is one good free agency period away from a Super Bowl team (if they aren’t there already).