After the word came out earlier this week that the Titans would be moving on from Malcolm Butler, the news broke on Wednesday that Kenny Vaccaro would also be a cap casualty. Vaccaro was an instant hit on the Titans defense and he brought a ferocity that will be missed. The message is clear, however. The defense was broken in 2019 and no veteran is safe from the purge. Now comes the fun part, hopefully, where they add some talent.
I will be very interested to see how the Titans sort out their top three free agents in Jayon Brown, Corey Davis, and Jonnu Smith. The position groups without each of those players gets exponentially worse. Rashaan Evans is not even an average NFL ILB, the current WR is Cam Batson, and Firkser is not cut out to be any team’s TE1.
NFL.com lists TE, WR, and pass rusher as the top three needs. I completely agree at this point. If they sign Jonnu back, then that need will be much less pronounced and I’d put CB near the top. The other two positions (WR and EDGE) require more than just one player to fix those issues.
Due to losing Jack Conklin to the Browns a year ago, the Titans gained a compensatory draft pick in the form of pick #100.