The NFL season is still happening for two teams. Yet it’s not too early to start thinking about free agents the Tennessee Titans should entertain.
Ok, maybe it is a tad bit early. There is a chance these guys get re-signed before the free agency tampering period opens. But who cares? Let’s discuss it anyway.
The Titans will need to address the pass rush this offseason. Luckily for them, quite a few guys scheduled to be free agents this offseason can come in and help.
They will also need to address the wide receiver spot opposite of A.J. Brown, whether keeping Corey Davis or signing elsewhere.
The Titans could run into salary cap issues this offseason, but I’m not going to complicate this too much. I am just going to bring up four guys the Titans should at least have in mind this offseason.
Defensive End Romeo Okwara
Detroit Lions edge rusher Romeo Okwara had a solid 2020 season. He was tied for 8th in sacks with ten and forced fumbles with three.
He is only 26 years old and could come in and provide some stability at the edge rusher position for Tennessee.
Okwara had a career year in sacks in 2020. It was his first double-digit sack season. He had 1.5 in 2019, 7.5 in 2018, and 1 in his rookie season of 2016.
The ten sack season could be a product of motivation to make some money this offseason, but the Titans should cash in on it and see if he can continue that production this season.
Outside Linebacker Haason Reddick
Haason Reddick is a guy the Cardinals will probably prefer to re-sign before free agency opens.
Much like Okwara, Reddick posted a career-high in sacks in his contract season. He had 12.5 this season. He had a combined 7.5 in his previous three seasons.
The 26-year-old also posted 43 solo tackles this season and 63 combined tackles when counting solo and assisted. Reddick could come in and help the Titans generate more pressure on quarterbacks alongside Harold Landry.
He should be on the Titans’ radar if he is available, but he is a guy I’d expect to be re-signed sooner rather than later by Arizona.
Outside Linebacker Matt Judon
I know what you’re thinking. Matt Judon is just another Jadeveon Clowney situation for the Tennessee Titans.
The 29-year-old had just six sacks in 2020 and is reportedly seeking $20M annually in a new deal this offseason.
That is a lot of money for an edge rusher. It also happens to be the same annual price tag Jadeveon Clowney reportedly had last offseason.
However, Judon is the most consistent pass rusher on this list. The two-time Pro Bowler has had at least five sacks in every season but one. His career-high in sacks is 9.5 posted in 2019.
WIDE RECEIVER MOHAMED SANU
There are more flashy and intriguing wide receivers available this offseason. That is including Tennessee Titans’ own Corey Davis.
However, the Titans are in no position to pay big-time money for a wide receiver this offseason. Guys like Allen Robinson will demand a payday. A guy like Mohamed Sanu could come in on a cheap one-year deal to help the Titans fulfill the role.
If the Titans decide they can go big with a receiver, I would suggest re-signing Davis. His market value, according to spotrac.com, is right around $9M. The big-name receivers are all up near the $16M per year range.
There is a chance each respective team retains these guys before the deadline. So don’t hold your breath. However, if these players are available when the tampering period begins, the Tennessee Titans should strongly consider giving their agents a call.
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