The Tennessee Titans’ offense is going through an offensive overhaul that is similar to what the defense had to do a year ago. While that rebuild is mostly complete, there may be another player or two that could come in over the summer and shake things up.
All eyes have been on the receiver position where there are several big names that make sense for the Tennessee Titans but don’t forget about the offensive line.
To me, it is crystal clear that the starting lineup should be Taylor Lewan, Aaron Brewer, Ben Jones, Nate Davis, and Dillon Radunz.
Honestly, I feel pretty comfortable about that group. Without going into too much detail, Lewan should be fully recovered from his ACL injury in 2020, Aaron Brewer has done well as a spot starter, Dillon Radunz looked good in the preseason and in his lone emergency start vs the San Francisco 49ers, and Jones and Davis have been consistent.
Still, this is a run-first offense that has to be able to run the ball more efficiently than they did in 2021. Even when Derrick Henry was healthy the running game just wasn’t efficient and it constantly put the Titans behind the chains. So even though they should be upgrading at right tackle, maybe left guard still has room for improvement.
Two veteran guards the Tennessee Titans could sign
That brings me to the two offensive linemen who both have thousands of NFL snaps worth of experience at left guard and who have looked good in recent seasons.
The first one gets thrown around a lot, and that is Ereck Flowers who most people probably remember as the offensive tackle who was a bust with the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
What most people don’t seem to know is that he moved from tackle to left guard in 2019 and he hasn’t looked back since. At 28 he seems to have a firm grasp on where he fits best on the offensive line and he has the size that the Titans’ front office covets.
If the Titans want someone who wins with nastiness and power instead of refined technique and positioning, then Flowers could be that guy.
On the other hand, if the Titans want to look for someone with a playstyle similar to Aaron Brewer, then they could look at Philadelphia Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo.
Now, Seumalo hasn’t been cut (yet) but Pro Football Network made a great point on why he might be a cap cut on Wednesday:
“Coming off a major injury and being forced to find a new job on the line, Seumalo could end up becoming a cap casualty, as the Eagles look to keep a fluid outlook on spending.
Seumalo has long been seen as a potential heir to All-Pro center Jason Kelce, but the second-round selection of Cam Jurgens seemingly leaves that option off the table. With offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland developing talent on an annual basis, the Eagles could look to save money on Seumalo and roll with the youngsters like Jack Driscoll, Jack Anderson, and Kayode Awosika.”
Cutting Seumalo on June-1st opens up about $5 million in cap space and the Eagles will presumably try to flank center Jason Kelce with Cam Jurgens at right guard and Landon Dickerson at left guard.
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Seumalo in 2016 and he has been with the team since then, which means that his time overlapped with Jim Schwartz’s time in Philly. If he is cut, then Schwartz could be the person that the front office turns to for a character evaluation.
If everything checks out, he is an experienced vet who should fit nicely on this offensive line.