Tennessee Titans should take advantage of the Philadelphia Eagles fire sale
By Will Lomas
Tennessee Titans can improve their offensive line
There isn’t a specific name attached to this one because the Eagles seem to have three starting-caliber offensive tackles when everyone is healthy.
Jordan Mailata is probably the safest of the three since he just signed a new contract with the team and he is just 24 years old. After that, the conversation is less clear.
Andre Dillard was one of the most intriguing tackles coming out in the 2019 NFL Draft, and you could make the argument that when Philadelphia drafted him in the first round, they indirectly led to the destruction of the Houston Texans.
The Texans panicked and drafted Tytus Howard with the next pick, you can infer that because they followed that up by drafting an offensive tackle in the second round. Clearly not happy with those players, Houston then traded two first-round picks for Laremy Tunsil later that summer and we know where the story goes from there.
Putting that aside, Dillard is a left tackle through and through, but the loss of Ty Sambrailo combined with the Titans’ love for using tackles as extra tight ends, means that Dillard could be intriguing.
By far the biggest name of the three is Lane Johnson who has been the best right tackle in the NFL for a long time. The most recent news suggests that he is going to return to the field soon, but if he returns to Philadelphia and all parties agree that a change of scenery would be best for everyone, then the Tennessee Titans are in no position to ignore the option of adding an All-Pro level talent at right tackle.
Honestly, trading a pick for Lane Johnson might be more believable than the idea that Mike Vrabel would ever start a rookie that he wasn’t forced to start.