Titans Welcome Back, Swaim, Firkser, and Brown; Welcome in, Jenkins, and Cox

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I was wrong about the Jayon Brown prediction in my free agency blog, as I thought that he would leave in free agency, but everyone, Jayon is back! Brown returns on a one-year, $5.25 million contract, which is very cheap, considering that Brown is one of the best coverage linebackers in the league. Others that were re-signed were, TE’s Anthony Firsker and Geoff Swaim. Also, to bolster the secondary, Jon Robinson signed veteran, Janoris “Jackrabbit” Jenkins to help out. And finally, J-Rob got one of the best long snappers in the NFL, Morgan Cox.

Jayon Brown, MLB

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Brown’s deal is very much a prove-it deal, as he looked like he was headed for lots of money, but in week 11, dislocated his elbow, and never played again. His spot was filled by Davis Long, who is a solid player, but isn’t the type of guy Brown is. The fan-favorite will be back to team up with former first-rounder, Rashaan Evans. Evans played poorly in 2020, so hopefully, with Brown back, they can go back to being two of the rising stars at the linebacker position.

Janoris Jenkins, CB

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Jenkins’ signing was right after Adoree’ Jackson was released. As of now, we don’t know the terms of the contract, but he should be cheaper than Jackson. Jenkins is a solid corner, whose leadership should help out the development of Kristian Fulton, the 2020 second-round pick. In 2020, Jenkins played 48% of the time in man-to-man, which is a perfect fit in Tennessee’s defense. Though he allowed 3 TDs, Jackrabbit allowed a completion percentage of 58.8, and a QBR of only 81.8 when targeted. He is going to be a good player in Tennessee, but more help should be coming, either the draft or via free agency.

Morgan Cox, LS

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Cox should finally be able to stabilize the long snapper position. In 2020 Beau Brinkly was ineffecitvive, and Matt Overton wasn’t that great ethier. Enter Cox. He is the best at his position, as he was an All-Pro this past season. Also, thi smove hurts the Ravens, as they are in the playoff bubble, and their special teams thates a huge loss. Finally for Tennessee, two of the three special teams positions are filled.

Anthony Firkser, and Geoff Swaim, TE

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With the loss of Jonnu Smith, it seemed inevitable that Firkser and Swaim would come back. Swaim is a good blocker, and Firkser is a valuable pass catcher, so with some more help, the Titans should be able to make up for the loss of Smith, with the price being considerably lower that what Jonnu is getting paid right now.

Final Thoughts

Nothing too surprising here. Just some small moves to fill out some depth at much needed positions. I do really like that Jayon Brown is back, as I am a big fan of his. Expect more help to come at corner, wide receiver, and tight end, though.


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