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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / State Of The League: Tennessee Titans

State Of The League: Tennessee Titans

A first Look at the 2021 Titans!
Publish Date: 08/16/2021
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
TAMPA, FL - AUG 19: Ryan Tannehill (17) of the Titans throws a pass during the Tennessee Titans & Tampa Bay Buccaneers joint training camp on August 19, 2021 at the AdventHealth Training Center at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Training camp and the NFL preseason are here! We are going over all 32 teams’ offseason moves, division by division: their player personnel changes, projected preseason depth charts, and more! We wrap things up in the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans!

AFC South: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans Preseason Projected Depth Chart

Position Starter Backup
QB Ryan Tannehill Logan Woodside
RB Derrick Henry Darrynton Evans
FB Khari Blasingame
WR1 A.J. Brown Marcus Johnson
WR2 Julio Jones Dez Fitzpatrick
WR3 Josh Reynolds Racey McMath
TE Geoff Swaim Anthony Firkser
LT Taylor Lewan
LG Rodger Saffold David Quessenberry
C Ben Jones Aaron Brewer
RG Nate Davis Dillon Radunz
RT Ty Sambrailo Kendall Lamm
DL Jeffery Simmons Larrell Murchison
NT Teair Tart Naquan Jones
DL Denico Autry Woodrow Hamilton
EDGE Harold Landry Rashad Weaver
ILB Rashaan Evans Monty Rice
ILB Jayon Brown David Long Jr.
EDGE Bud Dupree John Simon
CB1 Janoris Jenkins Elijah Molden
CB2 Caleb Farley Chris Jackson
CB3 Kristian Fulton Breon Borders
S Kevin Byard Matthias Farley
S Amani Hooker Dane Cruikshank
K Sam Ficken Tucker McCann
P Brett Kern
LS Morgan Cox
KR Chester Rogers Cameron Batson
PR Chester Rogers Cameron Batson

*BOLD player name = Rookie*


Tennessee Titans 2021 NFL Draft Class

Round 1 (22nd overall): CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech

Round 2 (53rd): OT/OG Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State

Round 3 (92nd): LB Monty Rice, Georgia

Round 3 (100th): CB/S Elijah Molden, Washington

Round 4 (109th): WR Dez Fitzpatrick, Louisville

Round 4 (135th): EDGE Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh

Round 6 (205th): WR Racey McMath, LSU

Round 6 (215th): S/CB Brady Breeze, Oregon


Tennessee Titans Offseason Player Personnel Moves

Expired Contracts
Player Position Age 2020 Team 2021 Team Info / Notes
Kenny Vaccaro SS 30 TEN Released
Stephen Gostkowski K 37 TEN
Will Compton ILB 32 TEN
Marshall Newhouse RT 33 TEN
Nick Dzubnar ILB 30 TEN
Senorise Perry RB 30 TEN
Daren Bates ILB 31 TEN
Matt Overton LS 36 TEN
Greg Mabin CB 27 TEN Released
Spencer Pulley C 28 TEN Released
Player Position Age 2020 Team 2021 Team Acquired via
Julio Jones WR 32 ATL TEN Trade
Bud Dupree OLB 28 PIT TEN Free Agency
Janoris Jenkins CB 33 NO TEN Free Agency
Denico Autry DE 31 IND TEN Free Agency
Josh Reynolds WR 26 LAR TEN Free Agency
Kendall Lamm RT 29 CLE TEN Free Agency
Morgan Cox LS 35 BAL TEN Free Agency
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi LB 24 PIT TEN Free Agency
Matthias Farley S 29 NYJ TEN Free Agency
Trevon Coley DT 27 NYJ TEN Free Agency
Chris Jones CB 26 MIN TEN Free Agency
Brian Hill RB 26 ATL TEN Free Agency
Luke Stocker TE 33 ATL TEN Free Agency
Woodrow Hamilton DT 29 CAR TEN Free Agency
Brent Qvale RT 30 HOU TEN Free Agency
Briean Boddy-Calhoun CB/S 28 SF TEN Free Agency
Matt Barkley QB 31 BUF TEN Free Agency
Kevin Peterson CB 27 ARZ TEN Free Agency
Patrick Morris C 26 DEN TEN Free Agency
Ross Reynolds G 26 WSH TEN Free Agency
Justin March OLB 28 DAL TEN Free Agency
John Simon OLB 31 NE TEN Free Agency
Kyle Peko DT 28 DEN TEN Free Agency
Player Position Age 2020 Team 2021 Team Departed via
Corey Davis WR 26 TEN NYJ Free Agency
Adoree’ Jackson CB 26 TEN NYG Released
Jonnu Smith TE 26 TEN NE Free Agency
Jadeveon Clowney DE 28 TEN CLE Free Agency
Malcolm Butler CB 31 TEN ARZ Released
Adam Humphries WR 28 TEN WSH Released
Kalif Raymond WR 27 TEN DET Free Agency
Desmond King CB 27 TEN HOU Free Agency
Matt Dickerson DE 26 TEN LV Free Agency
Chris Milton CB 29 TEN NYG Free Agency
Joshua Kalu CB 26 TEN NYG Free Agency
Jamil Douglas G 29 TEN BUF Free Agency
Kevin Johnson CB 29 TEN Retired
Tye Smith CB 28 TEN MIN Free Agency
Isaiah Wilson T/G 22 TEN MIA Trade
DaQuan Jones DT 30 TEN CAR Free Agency
Dennis Kelly OT 32 TEN GB Released
MyCole Pruitt TE 29 TEN SF Free Agency
Jack Crawford DT 33 TEN ARZ Free Agency
D’Onta Foreman RB 25 TEN ATL Free Agency
Player Position Age 2020 Team 2021 Team Info / Notes
Ty Sambrailo T 29 TEN TEN
Jayon Brown ILB 26 TEN TEN
Geoff Swaim TE 28 TEN TEN
Khari Blasingame FB 25 TEN TEN
Anthony Firkser TE 26 TEN TEN
Breon Borders CB 26 TEN TEN
Wyatt Ray DE 25 TEN TEN
Nick Westbrook WR 24 TEN TEN


Tennessee Titans Offseason Notes/Review

  • Offensive coordinator Arthur Smith left this offseason to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Tennessee named tight ends coach Todd Downing the new offensive coordinator. The offense should mostly remain the same, with the emphasis being a punishing ground game led by Derrick Henry.
  • Losing Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith in free agency hurt, but trading for Julio Jones was one of the biggest moves of the entire offseason. He could take this passing game to the next level, and his presence opens up more opportunities for AJ Brown and Henry. Some are wondering if nagging injuries will limit Jones, and if his best days are behind him, but Iโ€™m not buying it – 2013 was the last time Jones didnโ€™t play at least 14 games in a season due to injury prior to 2020, and he had almost 1,400 receiving yards in 2019. He may not be a top three wide receiver anymore, but that speaks more about the talent around the league at the position than it does Jonesโ€™ impact or ability when healthy.
  • The starting lineup for the offense is mostly set, with the only open competitions coming at tight end (between Geoff Swaim and Anthony Firkser) and right tackle (Ty Sambrailo and Kendall Lamm). 2021 2nd round NFL Draft pick Dillon Radunz was expected by many to be in the mix for the starting job at right tackle, but he has been working at both guard and tackle, and might be slated for backup duty early in the season.ย 
  • After getting routinely torched in the passing game last season, big changes were made at the cornerback position this offseason. Adoree’ Jackson, Malcolm Butler, and Desmond King are out. Janoris Jenkins, Caleb Farley, and Elijah Molden are in. Jenkins was signed as a free agent to be one of the starters on the outside, but the rest will be sorted out in training camp and the preseason. If Farley and Molden need more time than anticipated to get acclimated, it will give Kristian Fulton and Chris Jackson a shot to claim starting roles (Fulton on the outside; Jackson in the slot).
  • The secondary was a big liability on defense, but the Titans shored up the front seven as well. Jadeveon Clowney was a huge disappointment in Tennessee, and the team looked to bolster the pass rush by signing Bud Dupree and Denico Autry in free agency. Dupree signed a five year, $82.5 million contract this offseason, but is coming off of a torn ACL. Autry adds some pass rush ability that was lacking up front, but a healthy Dupree is vital to this defense getting better in 2021.

The Tennessee Titans are coming off their first AFC South title since 2008 after winning 11 games in 2020, but they took a step back last season – losing to Baltimore in the Wild Card round one year after making it all the way to the AFC Championship. The offensive line must come together, but the talent is there at the skill positions to be an elite balanced offense and a top five offense again. If this team is going to be taken seriously as a Super Bowl contender, however, the defense has to get to the quarterback more consistently and show massive improvement against the pass and on 3rd down.

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