The Tennessee Titans had a lot to be proud of following the 2021 NFL season, including finishing the regular season as the AFC's No. 1 seed. Unfortunately, the Titans came up short in the playoffs, losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional Round.
The Titans will now turn to the offseason, looking to make improvements that will help them get over the hump. General manager Jon Robinson won't have too much money to play with since Tennessee is projected to be over the cap, so he'll be looking for free agents willing to take team-friendly deals.
Here's a look at three free agents that the Titans need to sign to make a Super Bowl run in 2023.
Titans Free Agent Targets
1. Allen Robinson, Wide Receiver
Allen Robinson experienced the worst season of his NFL career last year, finishing with 38 receptions, 410 receiving yards and a touchdown in 12 games with the Chicago Bears. He'll be looking to repair his reputation this offseason and could potentially take a cheap "prove it" deal with the Titans. Outside of A.J. Brown, none of the other Tennessee wideouts stood out last season — especially with Julio Jones failing to meet expectations. Perhaps playing for a contender will help Robinson get back to where he was just one season ago. He'll be able to play without the pressure of being a No. 1 WR and would give QB Ryan Tannehill another reliable target.
2. Dennis Kelly, Right Tackle
Titans starting right tackle David Quessenberry surrendered an NFL-leading 11 sacks last season and may not be re-signed this offseason. If the Titans let him walk, they could consider bringing back a familiar face in Dennis Kelly. The 32-year-old veteran played for Tennessee from 2016 to 2020 before spending last year with the Green Bay Packers. He played 10 games (four starts) for the Packers, surrendering just one sack on 305 offensive snaps. With an open RT position and Kelly potentially looking for more playing time, a reunion with the Titans — a team he's more than familiar with — makes sense.
3. Ricky Seals-Jones, Tight End
Each of Tennessee's top-3 tight ends from 2021 will hit free agency this offseason. While any one of them could be brought back, the Titans should consider upgrading the position after none of the trio consistently wowed on-lookers last season. Ricky Seals-Jones is one of the free-agent tight ends who could be worth a look. He was decent in the six games that he started for Washington, recording 21-of-31 targets for 188 yards and a touchdown over that stretch. Are those mind-blowing numbers? No, but he's shown that he can step up when needed and is a serviceable blocker as well. It's the type of signing that could go under the radar, only to pay off later in the year.
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