No. 3 The Titans defense has the talent to be among the best in the NFL
Harold Landy may or may not be ready for the start of the 2023 season but the Titans don't have to thrust him back into action until his ready. But once he steps foot on the field, Tennessee could have one of the best defenses in the league.
Just a couple of months ago, general manager Ran Carthon ensured defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons remains in the team's long-term future when he gave him a four-year deal worth $94 million. Also returning in 2023 are nose tackle Teiar Tart and defensive end Denico Autry.
The Titans need someone else to round out their defensive line rotation but the group should have no trouble wreaking havoc at the line of scrimmage next season. Furthermore, their secondary is stacked with enough talent to slow down opposing offenses.
Led by safety Kevin Byard, the defensive backfield has the potential to be among the best in the league. It's true that safety Amani Hooker and cornerback Kristian Fulton missed time with injuries last year but they're both healthy and will be joined by Sean Murphy-Bunting, a 2023 free-agent signing.
You could argue that the linebacker corps is the Titans' weakest link after David Long Jr.s departure earlier this year but Monty Rice and Azeez Al-Shaair are ready to fill the void. Simply put, if Tennesse's defense manages to stay mostly healthy next season, their opponents might have trouble reaching the end zone often.