The Tennessee Titans need help throughout the roster, and like the defense which we gave three free-agent additions to on Monday, we have found three free-agents we like for both cost and ability to help improve the team's offense and help Marcus Mariota stay upright and produce points.
It is a huge assumption on our part, but when looking at the current state of the Titans roster, there is a reason for optimism that the turn around could happen sooner than some people might think possible.
Yes there are real deficiencies, but the core group of players, along with a solid free-agent and draft group could move this team from the bottom of the league to the middle of the pack in the coming season, Of course a lot depends on getting the right additions in free agency and then finding pro-ready players who can step in a fill reserve roles and possibly start in the case of the top three selections in the draft.
There's also the unknown of just how good Mike Mularkey and his coaching staff will be, but the talent on the roster is the first step before any coaching matter. If the talent is subpar, Vince Lombardi wouldn't be good. The Titans have Mariota, which is the first step for any coach in today's NFL, having a franchise quarterback.
Here are our three offensive free-agent additions to help improve the Titans offense from day one.
1. OT Mitchell Schwartz, Cleveland
Schwartz is the top free agent right tackle, and his addition would allow the Titans to leave Taylor Lewan on the left side and perhaps allow the Titan to use the number one overall selection in the draft to add a top defensive lineman or cornerback/safety to the roster.
Tunsil is a soild talent and could become an All-Pro player in the future, but adding a veteran talent to the front is not a bad option either.
Schwartz worked cheap last season, earning just $1,645,247 for the final season of his rookie deal. At 26, he will be looking for a payday, but the Titans have the cap space and he will not be a break the bank type as a right tackle.
2. OL Geoff Schwartz, New York Giants-Released
The brother of our number one free agent offensive addition, he is a versatile player who is not as solid as his brother, but he can play gurad, tackle or center in a pinch. He has never settled into one position in his previous stops because of that versatility, but he could fill a void at left guard or center or be a valuable backup along the front.
Schwartz will likely be a value addtion because he will come at a cheap price as a street free-agent looking to a team and a check, and signing him could help in getting his brother in two-tone blue.
3. WR Jermaine Kearse, Seattle
It was a tough choice between Kearse and Bengals receivers Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones, but when it came down to it, Kearse got the nod because his production throughout his rookie contract improved every season. He is 26 and had his best season with 49 receptions for 695 yards and five touchdowns.
While Kearse is not a true number one receiver, he is young and improving and has good size (6'1") and comes from a winning culture with a Super Bowl ring in his pocket.
His price tage will be somewhere in the $4 million range as compared to the top receivers who will be much higher and are older while Kearse is a higher upside player.
There you have it, three free-agents to help imporve the Titans offensive roster, and each comes at a good value for free agents, and will allow the Titans to use the draft to add depth and talent rather than fill positions of need with rookies.