Which Titans might feel sting of NFL’s lower salary cap moving forward?

By John Glennon

Titan Up may take on a whole new meaning for this franchise next offseason.

When the NFL and NFL Players' Association agreed upon terms for a new collective bargaining agreement last week, it meant the future got that much more challenging for Titans general manager Jon Robinson – and that much more uncertain for a number of his players.

The new CBA set the 2021 salary-cap floor at $175 million, a whopping $35 million drop from the projected 2021 floor of $210 million. That figure could rise in time with a new television deal on the horizon. But it's all part of the effort by the league and its players to offset the COVID-19 related revenue losses this year due to lower attendance and canceled preseason contests.

What's it mean for the Titans?

There will certainly need to be some tightening up of the payroll next year, as Tennessee – with the $175 million cap in place – currently ranks 18th in the league with $15.9 million available cap space, per overthecap.com. Just for comparison's sake, the Colts are sitting pretty atop the league with more than $91 million cap space available in 2021, the Jaguars are fourth at $63.7 million and the Texans . . .

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