Super Bowl XLVIII: Three free agents that could be Titans next year

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

While fans enjoy the big game, Titans brass should be watching these three players.

After seven months the Super Bowl is finally here, congratulations to the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Both teams have massive wells of talent, but there are serious questions about how they will be able to pay most of their young players in the future.

For example, it is doubtful that the Broncos will be able to add pieces to their defense and keep Eric Decker considering the contract he is likely to get in free agency. Likewise, the Seahawks can't afford to pay huge contracts to their free agents because players like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Russell Okung, and Russell Wilson are all in their first (cheap) contract and all are centerpieces of the future in Seattle. So which free agents will likely hit the market that the Titans could be very interested in?

Steven Haushka, Kicker

Haushka is a very good kicker, and is one of only three players to make over 94% of his field goals this year. For reference, Rob Bironas only made 85% of his field goals, and it has put the Titans in some bad positions. As the years go by Bironas continues to drop off little by little, and I know Titans fans are frustrated with the veteran. Rather than spend a valuable draft pick on a kicker that is a gamble, why not sign Haushka to a short deal and over pay a little.

Any Pass Rusher

This game will feature some of the top edge rushers in the free agency class this year. Michael Bennett, Shaun Phillips, Robert Ayers and Jeremy Mincey all could be under the radar free agent signings that bolster a team's pass rush. If the Titans land either Bennett or Phillips, they could be serious improvements over the current edge rushing prospects for the Titans, and both are versatile enough to play in both the 3-4 and the 4-3.

Walter Thurmond, CB

Every time I watch Thurmond it is hard for me to assume that he isn't just a product of great competition and coaching, but even if he is I don't think that is a bad thing. Horton has coached up his fair share of defensive backs, and if the Titans can't re-sign Verner and don't like the look of the current CB group then he could bang the table for someone who looks so coachable.

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