1. Signing Andre Dillard and Daniel Brunskill instead of Jawaan Taylor
Former Jacksonville Jaguars right tackle Jawaan Taylor signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency for a whopping $20 million per year. Considering that he generally falls into the "pretty good" category and not the "Pro Bowl/All-Pro" category, that is a baffling decision by the Chiefs, but it is one that could have easily happened to the Titans.
Carthon was tasked with rebuilding the offensive line and he would need to replace three starters (left tackle, left guard, and right guard). Looking back on it, the only two safe players were tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere and Aaron Brewer who has become a Mike Vrabel favorite.
Instead of swinging for the fences on a big name to fill Taylor Lewan's shoes, Carthon decided to plug two positions for roughly half the price.
The end result was that Andre Dillard and Daniel Brunskill will start at left tackle and right guard this season. With Dillard making $9.7 million per year and Brunskill making $2.8 million per year, their combined $12.5 million AAV looks like an absolute steal compared to what it would have cost to sign Taylor or even Mike McGlinchey.