It took some time for Ryan to get there, but he had his finest season as a pro in 2016, looking every bit as good as Malcolm Butler for most of the campaign in helping push the Patriots to yet another Super Bowl.
The Titans desperately needed a cornerback after scuffling with a dismal Perrish Cox for most of 2016, so it seemed likely they would pursue Ryan. This comes in as slightly better than expected because of the price tag; the Titans had to give Ryan only three years and $30 million, a lower average salary and a shorter deal than the deals given to A.J. Bouye and Dre Kirkpatrick.
This is an A+ signing. I don’t care what Barnwell says. The Titans have a big need at corner. Ryan is the first step in filling that need. Ryan is a huge upgrade over what they have on the roster.