Option four: The Tennessee Titans send Jackrabbit back to the NFC South.
Alright, this one is a little bit of a stretch, but stick with me here. The Tennessee Titans jumped into the second wave of free agency in a big way when they signed Janoris Jenkins to a two-year, $15 million contract.
It took a long time to find out the numbers on that deal which was frustrating at the time because no one knew whether this was a Band-Aid or a long-term solution at the cornerback position. It turns out that the deal is structured in a way where the team trading for him post-June 2nd would only have $1.5 million in guarantees to pay him:
2021: $1.5 million
So, this would be a one year rental for the Falcons where they could get a heat check on a former division rival and they would essentially have an option year in 2022 where they could renegotiate, keep him, extend him, or whatever else they would like to do with no risk.
For the Tennessee Titans, drafting two cornerbacks with versatility in the top-100 was a big game-changer for them. They now have unprecedented depth at the position, and if they decided to go with more youth at the position instead of veteran leadership, their cornerback depth chart would still shake out like this after a Jackrabbit trade
Here’s what that looks like:
CB1: Caleb Farley
CB2: Kristian Fulton
Backup boundary CB: Breon Borders
SCB: Elijah Molden
Backup slot cornerback: Chris Jackson
Other depth: Kevin Johnson, Greg Maybin, Chris Jones, Quinton Meeks
Are you convinced yet? Regardless of what side of the fence you sit on in the debate, here’s what you should be figuring out. Tennessee is still a player in the Jones sweepstakes, and landing him may not be as impossible a scenario as some of you are being told.