Tennessee Titans predicted to land former All-Pro tackle

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As we inch closer to the start of training camp, the Tennessee Titans still have holes on their roster and could use extra depth. While the offensive line isn’t necessarily a weakness for the Titans, depth along that unit is always a good idea.

Mitchell Schwartz is still available in free agency and was the Titans were listed as the team he could land with for 2021 and potentially beyond by Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report. Moton wrote:

"Back in February, Mitchell Schwartz underwent back surgery, but he hopes to return healthy for the 2021 campaign. If he’s progressed well following the procedure, the 32-year-old could line up for Week 1.Tennessee can allow Radunz to develop steadily and avoid using Lamm, a career backup, in a starting role for most of the term.Schwartz made 134 consecutive starts before he went on injured reserve last season. If cleared for activity, he’s a reliable tackle who may have a couple of good years left in him."

As mentioned above, the Titans’ offensive line isn’t bad by any means and they added to it this offseason. They took Dillon Radunz in the second round of the draft and signed Kendall Lamm and both of these guys are gunning for the starting right tackle job.

Signing Schwartz gives Tennessee their starting right tackle and allows them to let Radunz sit on the sidelines and learn while simply keeping Lamm as a backup. This is a good thought for the Titans and makes a lot of sense.

The Tennessee Titans have been linked to Mitchell Schwartz.

Prior to this past season, Schwartz hadn’t missed a single start in his career dating back to 2012. After four years with the Browns, he signed with the Chiefs in 2015 and was dominant on the right side of the line there, helping them win a Super Bowl in the 2019 season.

By bringing Schwartz in, the Titans would be gambling on his health (back injuries are no joke) but this time last year, he was one of the best at his position and he’s only 32 years old. This could be a smart move for Tennessee and would only make their offensive line stronger.

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At worst, Schwartz doesn’t pan out and Radunz can step into the starting role if the team feels he’s ready to take over full-time. At best, the Titans find a top-tier right tackle for not a lot of money. This feels like a move the Titans should most definitely make before the start of training camp.