close
close

How the Titans can respond to the Stefon Diggs trade in free agency in April

0

On Wednesday, we saw a Tennessee Titans rival get even better when the Houston Texans traded for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs in a blockbuster deal.

Houston had an impressive offseason, as did Tennessee. Both of these teams appear to be taking it very seriously to compete as quickly as possible, with the Titans also making additions such as Calvin Ridley, Tony Pollard and L'Jarius Sneed, among others.

Now that Diggs is in Houston, how can the Titans continue their stellar offseason and respond by filling additional holes on the roster? There are still some good options in free agency, three of which make a lot of sense.

Offensive tackle is still an important position in Tennessee, and while Mekhi Becton may not be a sure thing, he's well worth the risk at this point. Becton's early career was hampered at times by injuries, but he was fantastic as a rookie in 2020.

Last season was his first healthy season since his rookie season in 2020, and while he looked a little rusty, he is only 24 years old. The guy was a first-round pick (No. 11 overall) for a reason. Becton is definitely worth a shot, possibly with an incentive-based deal.

Because of his age, the Titans could even offer something like a three-year deal worth up to $36 million, but only with the first season guaranteed. That seems fair and would give him an opportunity to prove himself once again while also giving him a chance to be a permanent solution at the helm for this Titans offense.