Things have gone from bad to worse in Tennessee, as the Titans suffered one of their worst defeats in franchise history in a 55-7 drubbing in Green Bay on Sunday. But fear not Titans fans, only one game separates you from the offseason.
With a 5-10 record, Mike Munchak and his coaching staff will be enjoying a high draft pick—if they're even retained following a season that fell way short of expectations and a disgruntled owner.
But there are also plenty of elite free agents that might test the market come the offseason, and some of those players fit right into the Titans' biggest needs. While they'll certainly use the draft to bolster those positions, they could benefit from a few veterans in positions of need.
Let's take a look at the players who will be available to sign as free agents in the offseason who best fit into the Tennessee Titans squad.
Henry Melton: Defensive Tackle
Very quietly, Chicago bears defensive lineman Henry Melton has become one of the best D-tackles in the league.
He's ready to hit the free market and pick up some big offers from teams that are looking to shore up their front seven. The Titans are certainly one of those teams.
Melton is just 26 years old, so the Titans would be making a long-term investment in their defensive line. There's no gamble, because Melton has proved his worth on a stingy Bears defense and would do the same with a group of young players in Tennessee.
The Titans have a plethora of young players at defensive tackle, and very few of them have proved they are worthy of the playing time they get. Bringing in a player who's been around the block in Melton could help separate the men from the boys and be the first step of bringing continuity to the D-line.
Brandon Moore: Offensive Guard
The Titans have been in all kinds of hurt with their offensive line this season, as injuries and inconsistency has hampered the unit. They're certain to receive a major face lift this offseason in the draft, but that shouldn't be the end of their pursuit.
At 32, Moore still has plenty of years left to be a consistent guard and would bring veteran leadership to a unit that as some up-and-comers.
Andy Levitre: Offensive Guard
The Titans can't go wrong with Moore, but if they want to find a player with many more miles on him and much more potential, they'll go after Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre.
Levitre will be arguably the best interior lineman available this offseason and will command a pretty penny. But he'd be worth it. He's the type of player that Munchak and offensive line coach Bruce Matthews (both Hall of Famers with the organization) could mold into a great lineman.
Tennessee's biggest strength in the past decade has been its offensive line, but this season it's turned into a glaring weakness. It needs some studs, and you have to look hard at the current roster to find five players who can cohesively be a part of a unit that can block well for Chris Johnson.
By bringing in Levitre, the Titans could lock up one-fifth of their line for as long as they'd like. But the best part about him is the sky is the limit.
In a year or two, we could be talking about Levitre as an elite offensive lineman in the league.