What happened next?
So the two big moves that the Titans made during the 2020 offseason were re-signings that were crucial to the success of the 2020 team and beyond, but moves that were genuinely criticized at the time.
After those signings, the Titans still had holes at RT, EDGE, and CB.
By all accounts, Robinson tried to sign Jack Conklin to a new deal, but the ClevelandBrowns were just offering too much money on what is basically a 3 year/$42 million contract with an average annual value of $14 million per year.
Instead of paying that steep price, Robinson signed Dennis Kelly to a 3 year/$17.5 million deal with an average annual value of $5.8 million per deal. This was crucial in the eventual extension for Derrick Henry and if the Titans re-signed Conklin then Derrick Henry would be a free agent this offseason.
According to OTC, Conklin’s play this season was worth $15.2 million while Kelly’s was worth $11.8 million. So even though Conklin had a better season than Kelly, the Titans are getting more bang for their buck with the man they picked to be his replacement.
With the good comes the bad though, because the only reason we know that Kelly’s deal was such a steal is because the man who was supposed to be the starter never showed up. 1st round pick Isaiah Wilson may never start a game for the Titans based on his off the field actions and while I hope that I am wrong and that he becomes a great 10-year star for the Titans, that is all in his hands.