2. Kwon Alexander
If the Titans let Brown walk and don’t feel comfortable with David Long Jr. being an every-down player, there may not be a better option than bringing in Kwon Alexander.
Alexander was a recent cap casualty of the New Orleans Saints. The move had more to do with saving money and less to do with poor play from Alexander. Alexander finished the 2020 season with 57 tackles, 1 sack, and 3 forced fumbles. Unlike Perryman, Alexander is proficient in pass coverage, securing 3 INT’s in a 2017 season that resulted in a Pro Bowl selection.
While Alexander is a few years removed from Pro Bowl-level performance, he is still only 26 years old and could flourish next to Rashaan Evans. Being that Alexander was recently released, it’s safe to assume he will end up signing for much less than the $12 million he earned during the 2020 season.
He may not be a star, but he’s more proven than David Long Jr., or any of the available free agents.
Even if the Titans think that David Long is someone they can develop, Alexander is a player who can find his way onto the field as a sub-package player or as a situational linebacker until the coaching staff knows what they are dealing with.