In the first 2 installments of my Titans offseason plan, I looked at guys that should be re-signed and guys that should be cut. Today we move on to guys that should be signed in free agency. My plan for the first wave of free agency is simple: Sign at least 2 receivers. I would sign one guy that is a “slot” type guy and one guy that could take the top off the defense.
I think it is important for the Titans to add a veteran receiver or two in free agency because of how young that room is currently. You have Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor heading into their 3rd seasons and Tajae Sharpe heading into his 4th (after missing all of the 2017 season). This is the perfect place to add a couple of guys who have some experience.
The first guy I would target is Tyrell Williams. He would give the Titans the deep threat that they have desperately needed for years, and years, and years and...you get the point. Williams will only be 27 when the 2019 season kicks off. For his career he averages over 16 yards per catch. The Titans don’t have a guy on the roster that can do the things he can do.
The second guy I would target would be Golden Tate. He would give the Titans that “slot” type guy that can work the middle of the field and give the Titans a threat underneath. He was underutilized in his time with the Eagles after they traded a 3rd round pick for him. I doubt he will re-sign there. I would be perfectly fine with Jon Robinson “over paying” to bring a guy with his experience to the team.
If those guys get re-signed by their respective teams, or the Titans miss out on them for whatever reason, you have the back-up plans of John Brown and Adam Humphries. Honestly, getting any combination of 2 of these 4 guys really, really needs to happen. The Titans need to give Marcus Mariota all of the tools possible to succeed in 2019. That starts with getting him more weapons on the outside.
After the receiver position, I would turn my attention in the second and third waves of free agency to look for at least one guy that could come in and help fix the interior offensive line. You can see a list of interior offensive lineman that are set to become free agents here. Sign the best guy that is left.
From there you fill out the other places on the roster you need some help. It wouldn’t hurt to sign a couple of defensive lineman to come in and battle for a roster spot during training camp.
After all of this, Robinson is free to solidify the pass rush in the first couple of rounds in the draft.