Tennessee Titans are gearing up for free agency, which means some tough decisions are ahead, but I have the first three players the Titans need to resign.
The NFL season has officially ended with the Kansas City Chiefs beating the San Fransisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. Now the Tennessee Titans and 31 other teams have to gather a gameplan for free agency and the draft.
With free agency comes difficult decisions for NFL front offices. For the Titans, it’s a matter of what the offense will look like in 2020.
Titans GM Jon Robinson has to decide who he’s going to make the Titans long-term quarterback if that’s an option and who will be behind him in the backfield.
Some of the questions seem like easy answers, but with cap space and player’s personality, it’s easier said than done to bring back every player you want and make everyone happy.
With that being said, there are some pretty big names that could be finding a new home after their tenure with the Titans. There are 22 names in total, and some have been in the national spotlight over the past couple of months.
So that thing where I said it’s hard to keep everyone happy. Well, there are some egos among the free-agent Titans, and all of them won’t be able to be completely happy.
The first person you need to keep happy if you’re the Titans is Derrick Henry. The top rusher in the NFL this past season is likely to receive a hefty contract this offseason, and it’s well deserved.
The offense revolved around Henry for almost the entire season, and he was the one that was able to keep the Titans moving throughout the regular season and the postseason.
Ryan Tannehill also changed the Titans season once he took over, and after Henry, Tannehill should be the next guy to receive a contract extension.
I’m torn on how Tannehill would perform long-term, and after less than a season as the Titans quarterback, I wouldn’t offer more than a two or three-year deal, but he has earned a contract extension.
After that, it gets tricky. It pretty much comes down to offensive lineman Jack Conklin or cornerback Logan Ryan. Depending on what Henry and Tannehill are signed for will decide if Conklin or Ryan is next.
Both are great players, but Conklin’s market value will likely be higher than Ryan’s due to his age and the number of teams that could use a good right tackle.
With that being said, if there’s room the Titans are comfortable with, I think the best bet is to keep the offense in-tact and resign Conklin.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is a defensive-minded coach, so I trust that with or without Ryan, although I’d love to keep him, that Vrabel will be able to find new ways to continue building up the defense.
Like I said before, with free agency comes difficult decisions. Some that might upset some people, and that doesn’t include who the Titans could bring in from other places. It should be interesting to see play out after the Titans were so close to a Super Bowl appearance this past season.