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3 Bold Predictions for the Titans Offseason

Devon Platana
Three bold predictions for the Tennessee Titans offseason.
Three bold predictions for the Tennessee Titans offseason. / Wesley Hitt/GettyImages
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Expectations were high for the Tennessee Titans when they finished the 2021 NFL regular season as the AFC's No. 1 seed. Unfortunately, they couldn't get the job done in the playoffs, losing in the Divisional Round to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Titans will spend the offseason retooling their roster in hope of a deeper run next season. They'll have seven 2022 NFL Draft picks to help them out, however, an estimated -$6.9 million in cap space could make it tough to find free-agent solutions.

Here's a look at three bold predictions for the Titans' offseason.

Titans Bold Predictions

1. Titans Use Pick No. 26 on Chris Olave

Drafting Ohio State WR Chris Olave could help solve the Titans' wide receiver issues.
Drafting Ohio State WR Chris Olave could help solve the Titans' wide receiver issues. / Kyle Robertson / USA TODAY NETWORK

Aside from A.J. Brown, the Titans' wide receiver room left a lot to be desired last season. Julio Jones was acquired to be a game-changer, but he was often injured and performed below expectations, while the rest of the wideouts didn't stand out. Tennessee could solve that issue by using the 26th overall selection on Ohio State WR Chris Olave. The 21-year-old wowed Buckeyes fans in 2021, hauling in 65 balls in 11 games for 936 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. He's also quick and a great route-runner, which are qualities that could seriously improve Tennessee's offense if he reaches his potential.

2. Titans Sign TE David Njoku

The Titans need some tight end help as well and David Njoku could provide a solution.
The Titans need some tight end help as well and David Njoku could provide a solution. / Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee's three primary tight ends from 2021 — Anthony Firkser, Geof Swaim and MyCole Pruitt — are all free agents this offseason. With their underwhelming performances last season, there really isn't an incentive to bring them back. If the Titans want to be stronger at the position in 2022, they should sign veteran TE David Njoku. The 25-year-old was solid for the Cleveland Browns last season, recording 36 receptions, 475 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games. He's also a passable run-blocker, which is obviously crucial in Tennessee. Unlike Tennessee's 2021 options, Njoku is a playmaking tight end that the Titans desperately need.

3. Tennessee Cuts LT Taylor Lewan

Tennessee could considering cutting LT Taylor Lewan to create cap space.
Tennessee could considering cutting LT Taylor Lewan to create cap space. / George Walker IV / Tennessean.com / USA

Three-time Pro-Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan has been a Titans fan favorite ever since he was drafted 11th overall in 2014. However, the 30-year-old veteran recently revealed that his performance in 2021 wasn't up to his usual standard. He's set to have a $14.6 million cap hit in 2022, which is a lot of money for a player who could be on the decline. At the end of the day, general manager Jon Robinson could consider cutting him to free up $12.9 million in cap space. Tennessee is already over the cap, so releasing Lewan would help them get back beneath it. As loyal as the former Michigan product has been to the Titans, the benefits from cutting him are just too hard to ignore.


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