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

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The Tennessee Titans pull off a blockbuster trade for Julio Jones.

In the future, people will look back at this offseason for the Titans and the defining moment will most likely be when Jon Robinson traded a future 2nd and 4th round pick for Julio Jones and a 6th round pick.

All the talk about cap space amounted to nothing because Tennessee just restructured Ryan Tannehill and they now have more cap space than they did before they made the trade for Julio.

This move is the centerpiece of the offseason and it makes every move look better in hindsight. Trading for Julio Jones makes the Caleb Farley pick look better, it makes the Josh Reynolds move look better, it makes passing up on Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith look better, nearly every decision the Titans made this offseason has to be reviewed with the mindset that the Titans felt like they could get an elite receiver at some point in this process.

Getting the bookkeeping out of the way, this is the 8th starter added on this list, meaning that 8 of the 11 starters lost to free agency have now been replaced.

That still leaves three positions left to compete for, but that isn’t cause for concern because two of those spots already have players that can be penciled in as starters.