With longtime swing man Mike Otto a free agent and David Stewart a possible cap casualty/retirement candidate after an injury-plagued 2013 seasons, right tackle definitely seems like a position the Titans could choose to address in free agency. It is not quite as obvious to me that they will in fact do so compared to, e.g., tight end and guard, which I previewed before free agency last year and where the Titans signed one of the players I briefly wrote up.
It feels like offensive tackle is one of the better positions in this free agent class, but that is really true on the left side of the line. Players like Branden Albert, Eugene Monroe, and Jared Veldheer have all shown they can be solid starters, or better, at left tackle. The Titans already have a left tackle, though, and to get one of those three big names on the team, the Titans would have to pay good left tackle money. That is more than a top right tackle contract. Given what I've felt about most of Ruston Webster's high-profile contract moves I will try not to underestimate his ability to throw what feels to me like silly amounts of money around. Still, I can't see the Titans being too involved with any of those players, and I have not seen any reports from the early legal tampering period linking the Titans to any of the three.
Looking at the actual right tackles hitting free agency, there is no single player who matches the wattage of even a Gosder Cherilus last year, let alone a trio like the left tackles available. It is not quite as bleak as the right guard class was two years ago (reminder: blech), but that is not much of a comparison. My take on some options after the jump.no comments