3 Titans Players in Danger of Losing Their Starting Jobs in the 2020 NFL Season
By michael obermuller
After a brief rumored bid on Tom Brady, the Tennessee Titans elected to change very little from their 2019 playoff run that ended in an AFC Championship loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Ryan Tannehill is back, Derrick Henry is back, most of the roster remains intact.
Head coach Mike Vrabel will have some roster battles to consider however, and here are three that could end in a changing of the guard.
3. Greg Joseph, K
Greg Joseph took over the kicker job for the Titans down the stretch in 2019. His responsibilities were low and generally amounted to kick-offs and extra points. Part of this was that Tennessee had the top red zone offense in the NFL by a mile at 77.36 percent. The other half of the story was that Vrabel did not put a ton of faith in kickers, going for it on fourth down more often than not when the opportunities arose. Joseph was a perfect 18-for-18 on PATs after the playoff run and 1-for-1 on field goals. It's his job to lose, but you have to think the Titans will be looking to upgrade with a kicker they actually trust to take field goals. Undrafted rookie Tucker McCann is the initial challenger.
2. Dennis Kelly, RT
This one is more of a formality than anything else. Dennis Kelly is the de facto starter now that Jack Conklin has moved on to the Cleveland Browns. Offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson was drafted at the bottom of the first round. Nothing is set in stone just yet, but Wilson should win the job as Kelly is more of a career backup than an NFL starter.
1. Malcolm Butler, CB
Since his huge five year, 61 million dollar contract after his infamous Super Bowl interception with the New England Patriots, Malcolm Butler has been a bust. He barely held on to a starting job last season with Adoree' Jackson taking over the CB1 position and Logan Ryan as more of a nickel corner. Now Ryan is gone, but veteran Jonathan Joseph and second round draft pick Kristian Fulton take his place. If Joseph has anything left in the tank and Fulton performs as expected, Butler's starting days could become a thing of the past.
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