Carlos Hyde is an experienced NFL running back that would be a great, cheap addition to the Titans as a backup to Derrick Henry.
Hear me out; the Tennessee Titans are going to need a solid backup running back. As much as we’d love to see Derrick Henry in every play, it’s impossible for him to play every down and be as productive as he was last season.
Carlos Hyde would offer the Titans an experienced running back for a great price. Last year, Hyde made $1.4 million, and the Titans could even give him a raise if they wanted to.
Hyde played all 16 games last season and rushed for a career-high 1,070 yards and six total touchdowns. Not too shabby for a 29-year-old running back that isn’t highly regarded as a great running back by the common fan.
NBC Sports gave us their top-ten free-agent running backs, and Henry came in at number one, and Hyde came in at number eight. The Titans could go into the 2020 season with two of the top-ten free agent running backs coming out of last season.
It doesn’t look like the Titans will have any competition with his former team and division rival the Houston Texans after he declined a contract extension.
Assuming the Titans successfully re-sign Henry and possibly Griffen as well, the Titans could still have some cap space to sign Hyde too.
This would be a big signing for the Titans because not only is Hyde returning to the Texans, but he also wouldn’t be staying in the AFC South with any of the Titans’ rivals.
The Titans have been busy in the first week of free agency, but now things are going to start slowing down the Titans will be able to negotiate with each player about a potential contract. If the Titans could sign all three of these guys, then I would consider free agency a big win.
The Titans are going to look to repeat a lot of what they did last year this season, and the addition of these three guys would give the Titans a great opportunity to do just that.