6 free-agent moves from AFC South rivals that should terrify Titans fans

All of a sudden, the division doesn't look so anemic anymore.

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Jacksonville Jaguars remaking their secondary by:

1. Signing Darnell Savage

For a team that wants to air the ball out as much as the Titans (presumably) do, having Savage come to the division right when that begins is tough timing.

He finished 2023 as Pro Football Focus' 15th-best safety (out of 95) and has had multiple interceptions in three out of his five pro seasons, all of which were spent in Green Bay.

What's even scarier is that after a few years of being a liability against the run, Savage posted his best run-stopping grade ever last season. The good news is that he still misses a bunch of tackles, but if Savage is hitting his prime – which the stats seem to hint he might be – than the Titans have a problem on their hands for the foreseeable future.

2. Signing Ronald Darby

Savage was the big name signing, but Darby may be the smarter move for 2024. Darby's been around for almost a decade, and outside of one very bad season with the Eagles in 2019, he's been an above average player for the entirety of his career.

Last year, while playing with the Ravens, Darby had 30 tackles, five pass break ups, and an interception, all while holding opposing QBs to a 75.2 passer rating on throws directed at him. He's also cleaned up his game, too: after committing 14 penalties through the first four years of his career, Darby's only been flagged seven times in the five years since.

On paper, the Jaguars secondary seems equipped to handle the loss of Darious Williams and Rayshawn Jenkins pretty seamlessly.