It is officially the offseason. That means whispers among the Tennessee Titans community has begun.
Some of them are fair predictions or assumptions, but some are ones that don’t make sense.
Yes, I am here to address the takes, opinions, or desires that don’t make sense.
I will conjure up the most common thoughts I’ve seen among the Titans community and address if it is realistic or not.
TITANS WOULD BE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS IF THEY SIGNED TOM BRADY
My colleague Luke Worsham already touched on this one a bit, so I won’t spend a ton of time on it.
Last offseason, the idea of Mike Vrabel reuniting with his friend Tom Brady to chase a ring was one of the top media stories. It turns out the Titans never aggressively pursued the future Hall of Famer.
Now that Tom Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl champion with the Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans fans play the “what if” game.
The fact is, Brady wouldn’t have lifted Tennessee to a Super Bowl unless Brady can sack quarterbacks 8-10 times a season and get third-down stops. The Titans had the same level of play at quarterback with Ryan Tannehill.
The Buccaneers already had a loaded offense and a stout defense. Remember when they held Derrick Henry to just 75 yards last season? They were a quarterback away. Tennessee is a pass rush away.
TITANS SHOULD SIGN SHAQ BARRETT
The Tennessee Titans need a pass rusher. And Buccaneers pass-rusher Shaq Barrett, who had 8.5 sacks and 57 combined tackles in 2020 (43 solo), could potentially become a free agent this offseason.
Barrett made the Pro Bowl in 2019 with 19.5 sacks and could be a game-changer for Tennessee. However, the Buccaneers may retain him.
After winning a Super Bowl, Tampa Bay’s mindset seems to be to keep the team together and run it back. Mike Evans even reportedly said the team could use his money to keep guys around.
It is unlikely we will see Barrett in two-toned blue in 2021. But, one could dream.
TITANS SHOULD RE-SIGN COREY DAVIS
I can also agree with this opinion as well. Davis is coming off a career year with the Tennessee Titans. He barely missed out on 1,000 receiving yards and solidified himself as one of the best wide receiver twos in the league.
Although the excellent season helped the Titans to a top-5 offense, the production could have hurt the Titans this offseason. If the Titans want to keep Davis around, they will likely have to outbid some teams with the cap space to overpay.
Some teams I consider possible landing spots for Davis include: Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, and both New York teams.
If the Tennessee Titans can keep Davis around on a cheap deal, that would be ideal. Maybe Davis will show some loyalty and stick around on a discount? That would be lovely, but it is improbable.
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