Explaining how Tennessee Titans made 2021’s offseason a brilliant one

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Things get off to a scary start for Jon Robinson and the Tennessee Titans.

Without looking at the additions the Tennessee Titans made, here is a list of players that Jon Robinson couldn’t afford to re-sign or who he was forced to cut for his master plan to be achieved.

-Corey Davis

Jonnu Smith

-Kenny Vaccaro

-Malcolm Butler

-Dennis Kelly

-DaQuan Jones

-Kalif Raymond

-Adoree Jackson

-Adam Humphries

-Desmond King

-Jadeveon Clowney

-MyCole Pruitt

Excluding Vaccaro and Kelly, who are still a free agent, those players will combine for an AAV of $59.8 million. When those other two finally sign, the number will probably be in the $70-65 million range.

10 of those 12 players were projected starters for the Tennessee Titans heading into 2020 and that doesn’t include Desmond King who was the team’s slot cornerback as soon as they traded for him.

Ultimately, the Titans would have to navigate replacing 11 starters while also trying to still fulfill their two big goals of the offseason (much better pass defense, sustained offensive success despite coaching changes).

That brings us to their free agency additions.