NASHVILLE — Cornerback Logan Ryan is looking for a job this offseason.
The 2020 unrestricted free agent said Monday that he hopes that Nashville will remain his place of employment.
Ryan, 28, understands the business, though. The 2020 offseason will be filled with these kinds of decisions for the Tennessee Titans.
“If I could foresee the future, then I would just start betting on games like they did in Back To The Future. But I don’t think anyone knows that,” Ryan joked when asked about contract talks with Tennessee. “Spoke with Jon (Robinson) and stuff, he doesn’t even know that.”
The Super Bowl-winning defensive back signed a three-year, $30M deal to come to the Titans as a free agent in 2017. Ryan amassed 251 tackles, 10 TFLs, 13 QB hits, 4 interceptions (all in 2019), 37 passes defensed, 8.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in the three regular seasons since. In his contract year, the former New England Patriot accounted for the best statistical performance of his career.
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Tennessee’s top corner rebounded confidently from a broken fibula that ended his 2018. Ryan’s signature moment came in the waning minutes of the AFC Wild Card 20-13 victory over the franchise that drafted him, picking off quarterback Tom Brady to send the Titans to the Divisional Round.
Ryan played an instrumental role in propelling the franchise to its first Conference Championship appearance since 2002.
“All I wanted to do was pour my heart and soul into this franchise,” said Ryan. “I wanted to make it a better place. If I were to leave, I wanted to make it a better place when I came in and I felt like I did that. I signed up for three years, that’s what the Titans offered me. I took it, I moved my family down here, I gave them three years, played in every game that I possibly could, played every snap with my heart and soul. Right now, I’m looking for a job.”
Tennessee boasts $51,541,105 in salary cap space this offseason, per Spotrac. The club will have to figure out the best use of it with 18 pending UFAs, including quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill, Marcus Mariota and 2019 rushing champion Derrick Henry. Cap casualties will certainly be on the horizon.
Time will tell if the Titans’ secondary will suffer for them.
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