It is not good news for Tennessee Titans' offensive tackle Taylor Lewan as he took to Twitter to announce he did tear his ACL in the Week 6 overtime win against the Houston Texans. Lewan is out for the rest of the season, but is confident he will come back next year better than ever.
Lewan went down after a play in the third quarter of the game clutching his knee before the walking very slowly back to the locker room. The three-time Pro Bowler has been a staple along the Titan's offensive line ever since he was drafted in the first round back in 2014.
After signing a five-year, $80 million contract during the 2018 offseason, Lewan became the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. As the Titans wait for him to return next season, they will look towards free agent signing Ty Sambrailo or first-round draft pick Isaiah Wilson to step up and take his place for the time being.
Known as a leader in the locker room, Lewan protected quarterback Ryan Tannehill's blindside and was a big part of why the team has been so successful over the past two seasons. This will be a big loss for the team and one that will be hard to make up for.
The Titans look to keep their undefeated season going as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7 NFL action.
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