3 realistic free agents Titans could still sign after L'Jarius Sneed trade

Tennessee Titans, L'jarius Sneed
Tennessee Titans, L'jarius Sneed / Ryan Kang/GettyImages

Over the weekend, the Tennessee Titans made a huge move to acquire former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed in a deal that left Chiefs fans wondering, "How did that just happen?"

The deal saw Tennessee land the stud cornerback for the price of a third-round pick and a seventh-round pick-swap. That's it.

With the moves the Titans have made thus far in the offseason, it's safe to say they are not messing around. They're looking to do everything they can to compete as soon as they possibly can, even though they're rolling with a second-year quarterback in Will Levis.

The best part about this offseason, at the moment? The Titans still have over $45 million in cap space and a ton of options out there to look at in free agency. If they're looking to address additional positions of need, these are some realistic options Tennessee could pursue.

Mekhi Becton, OT

The Titans will more than likely go into the 2024 NFL Draft focused on a starting offensive tackle, but prior to the draft, they could still look at signing a free agent. There aren't a ton of strong free agent options, but one worth taking a gamble on might be former Jets first-round pick Mekhi Becton. He'll soon be just 25 years old and, even though last year was a down season, he was coming off injury. His 2021 season was a strong year and, if he's able to get back to the guy he was, Becton could still have a lengthy future ahead of him.

Josh Reynolds, WR

Is Treylon Burks going to pan out? Is he worth being the starting slot wide receiver? We don't know the answer to those questions. But, if the Titans are wanting to try and compete sooner rather than later, then signing another capable wide receiver (or finding one via the draft) should be priority.

Josh Reynolds is the perfect type of veteran the Titans could sign to come in and be their WR3. He's experienced and savvy, being able to play either outside or the slot. Reynolds has never been a legitimate WR1, but at times has been a strong no. 2 option for his previous teams. He brings a bit more speed than you might think and knows how to get open. Last year, he tied his career-high with five touchdown receptions while hauling in 40 passes for 608 yards in Detroit.

Justin Simmons, S

Finally, the Titans could use another starting safety. Fortunately, the safety market has seen a ton of solid veterans cut from their former teams. Justin Simmons is one of the very best available, at the moment, and would be an excellent fit. Tennessee would likely prefer to find more of a free safety they could pair next to Amani Hooker at the strong spot. Simmons plays free, so this is a move that makes sense.

The 30-year-old is pretty sound in coverage but is also a willing run defender. This secondary would have undergone a drastic facelift in the matter of just one offseason, and fans would be thrilled to see an addition like Simmons immediately following the trade for Sneed.