Pen to paper: Isaiah Wilson finalizes the 2020 Titans’ draft class

It was a beautiful Monday afternoon, and a week after announcing they signed Kristian Fulton, Isaiah Wilson has put pen to paper and signed with the Tennessee Titans.

With Wilson’s name on the dotted line, the entire NFL 1st round is now fully signed. This also makes the final Titans draft pick to sign, and that class is done as well.

As always, Jim Wyatt broke the news that the Tennessee Titans had reached a deal with Wilson.

Wilson has had a little bit of a rocky start, as he was recently put on the COVID/Reserve list by the Titans, but with the announcement of the signing came more even more good news as he has been taken off the list.

This means he is ready to go for training camp and can get into the facilities to be with the team. Wilson is also on the most recent Bussin’ with the Boys podcast this week with fellow Titans offensive lineman, and Super Bowl Champion, Jamil Douglas.

As of this Monday evening, Spotrac.com has put up the details for the contract in full. It is a 4 year, $11,568,389 deal $5,973,376 signing bonus, $11,357,982 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,892,097.

Data Courtesy of Spotrac.com

The former Georgia Bulldog will carry a cap hit of $2,103,344 in 2020. That is right on the money c compared to what Spotrac had the estimate at originally. This will, of course, affect the Titans salary cap. Due to the Top-51 rule, and the bumping off of a 675K salary, makes it really just a $1,428,344 cap hit in 2020 for the Titans.

According to Spotrac, the Titans currently have $20,364,417 left in available 2020 cap space.

This is a fantastic signing for a few reasons. First, Wilson got a lot of guaranteed money, and that is important over the next four years, but it is also a low amount.

Secondly, we know that the NFL salary cap will be at a minimum $175 million. Knowing that you have your starting right tackle and starting left tackle locked in at a low cost for these uncertain times, over the next four years has to be a relief.

Finally, it makes letting Jack Conklin walk look really good on the ledger. Sure he is a proven commodity for the Titans offense, but Isaiah Wilson is younger and $30 million cheaper.

Also, this leaves plenty of room for Jadeveon Clowney.

What are your thoughts on the contract? Will Isaiah Wilson beat out Dennis Kelly? Leave comments below, and let’s discuss!

Comments

  1. Big day for the Titans and Isaiah Wilson. Excited for him about the contract but even more excited that he is off of the Covid list and get be in the thick of the RT competition from the jump.

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