The Tennessee Titans took advantage of having one of the biggest cap spaces during the 2024 offseason. They upgraded their roster in several spots, hoping these signings would give them a better chance to compete.

The latest splash they made was the trade for L’Jarius Sneed for a 2024 seventh-round pick and a 2025 third-round selection. The Kansas City Chiefs offered him the $19.8 million franchise tag for 2024 but opted to send him to Tennessee.

After trading for Sneed, the Titans locked him long-term via a four-year, $76 million contract. His $19 million annual average value is tied with Jaylon Johnson for sixth among cornerbacks. However, he earned that money after being an excellent shutdown corner for the Chiefs, helping them win their second consecutive Super Bowl.

Aside from Sneed, general manager Ran Carthon has been making moves to hopefully attain a playoff return. There’s Calvin Ridley, whom they signed to a four-year, $92 million contract, including $50 million guaranteed. He will line up with DeAndre Hopkins to give quarterback Will Levis pass-catching options, threatening the defense.

With Derrick Henry now with the Baltimore Ravens, the Tennessee Titans signed Tony Pollard to a three-year, $24 million deal. The former Cowboys running back had consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

The Titans both sides of the trench by signing center Lloyd Cushenberry to a four-year, $50 million deal and defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day to a one-year contract.

On defense, Tennessee added linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr. and cornerback Chidobe Awuzie. Finally, the Titans brought Mason Rudolph on a one-year, $3.6 million deal to improve their quarterback rotation.

With these signings, the Titans hope to improve from their 6-11 record last season. They last made the playoffs three years ago and had their last postseason victory in 2019.

-Lance Fernandez