The Ravi Konjeti plan
The Titans should enter this offseason with a clear directive: find a pass rush. The Titans need
to dish out money to bring in short term help as well as long term building blocks. First, the
Titans should go after DE J.J. Watt, who will reasonably garner a three year, $51M contract for
a contender. Watt gives the Titans immediate impact on the line and has experience with
Second, the Titans can sign LB Markus Golden for a three year, $15M contract who gives the
Titans good coverage and pass rush skills at a discount price. Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaouchu
will give the Titans a cheap contract and depth at a one year, $2M contract.
The Titans need to also find some cornerback depth. The Titans should target Chiefs
cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a two year, $6M contract. In addition, the Titans need to find
more inside linebacker help. The Titans should attempt to resign former Titan Avery Williamson
to a two year, $5M contract to add depth.
The Titans have some crucial players hitting free agency. Corey Davis will garner top dollar this
offseason and the Titans should let him walk. However, on the other side, the Titans should
make it a priority to sign Jayon Brown to a four year, $20M contract. The Titans should sign
Clowney to another one year deal for $10M otherwise they should let him walk. The Titans also
found good production from the tight end carousel. Titans should offer Jonnu Smith a two year,
$10M offer at market-value but not go overboard.
To make all the moves in free agency, the Titans must find $50M in cap space and they actively
sit at $2M over the cap. The Titans are over the cap and must use some creativity to get back
under the cap and make space for the offseason moves.
First, the Titans should leverage the offseason to extend cornerback Adoree Jackson, giving the
team $7.5M in cap savings. Extending Rodger Saffold would give the Titans an additional
$6.5M. A contract extension for Ben Jones would alleviate an additional $4M. The Titans should
also find a way to extend Harold Landry and get $1M in savings.
The Titans will clearly have to make some tough cuts. The Titans will have to make a tough
decision to cut Malcolm Butler as another post-June 1st cut to save $12M.
Tennessee will need to look for additional savings by parting ways with S Kenny Vaccaro. The
Titans should also move on from S Amani Hooker, who has been extremely disappointing in his
stints in the league so far. The combined savings give $6M in savings. The Titans will need to
look in the draft to backfill the safety at a reasonable salary.
The Titans will need to restructure Taylor Lewan’s contract to free up an additional $7M.
Restructuring P Brett Kern’s contract gives roughly $1M in savings. By taking all the necessary
cap spacing moves, the Titans can free up $52M
Cut/let walk: Malcolm Butler, Kenny Vaccaro, Amani Hooker, Corey Davis
Extend: Rodger Saffold, Harold Landry, Ben Jones,
Re-structure: Taylor Lewan, Brett Kern
Successfully sign: J.J. Watt, Avery Williamson, Jayon Brown, Markus Golden, Jeremiah Attaochu
Attempt to sign and fail: Bashaud Breeland, Jonnu Smith, Jadeveon Clowney