3 Titans players who could be nice surprises in 2024

These guys could very well be on everyone's radar next fall.

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The Titans wasted no time moving on from the Mike Vrable era.

After bringing in former Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan to be their next coach, Tennessee handed out huge contracts for Calvin Ridley ($92 million), Lloyd Cushenberry ($50 million), Chidobe Awuzie ($36 million) and Tony Pollard ($21 million).

Who knows how successful this offseason will end up being, but credit where it's due: the Titans have an idea about what they want their new identity to be, and they're not afraid to spend the money on household names to make that happen. And while there will be plenty of interest surrounding all their new guys when they open camp in late July, the roster already has more than a couple of returning players who had sneaky good seasons last year.

If they want to have a Texans-like turnaround in 2024, these are the three guys who could end up being nice surprises.

3 Titans players who could be nice surprises in 2024

RB Tyjae Spears

Spears quietly had a pretty encouraging rookie season – while sharing a backfield with Derrick Henry, Spears rushed for over 450 in 17 games played. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry, only fumbled once, and finished as Pro Football Focus' 18th-best running back.

There were a lot of reasons why Henry left this offseason, but it's easy to see why the Titans were probably comfortable with that decision. Even with him sharing a backfield with Tony Pollard, Spears figures to be a major part of Brian Callahan's offense next season.

Both Pollard and Spears finished the 2023 season among the top 11 running backs in terms of total receptions, so you can get a sense of how the Titans offense may look next year.