There’s no secret that the Titans need help in the secondary. Kristian Fulton has been impressive for a young cornerback, but aside from him, the flashes at that position have been minimal. Luckily for Tennessee, a star CB has just become available. The New England Patriots have released Stephon Gilmore, one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL over the past few years.

The Patriots tried to trade him on his contract before the release but to no avail.

Could the Titans afford to go after Gilmore? As we know, money talks. According to Over the Cap, the Titans currently have 6.8 million dollars in cap space.

From that contract projection, Tennessee would definitely have the cap space to make the move. Although, most teams would be able to make a contract like that work, so there will be plenty of competition.

The addition of a player like Stephon Gilmore would change the entire complexion of the defense for the Titans. It would immediately create better depth in the secondary. He would provide much more high-end upside as the CB1 of the team, too. His production over the past handful of seasons has been some of the best in the league. From 2016-2019, he had fifteen interceptions.

Gilmore would also bump Jackrabbit Jenkins and Kristian Fulton down on the Titans depth chart. That would give them easier matchups on a weekly basis. Additionally, the add would prevent rookies Elijah Molden and Caleb Farley from being thrust into starting roles if an injury were to occur.

It is ultimately up to Gilmore and GM Jon Robinson. Many contenders will be in play for the former Patriots CB. Robinson will have to give him quite the pitch to join Tennessee’s defense.

Money won’t be an issue if the front office commits to making the massive move as they strive for another division crown and deep playoff run.

 

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