Titans To Decline Jack Conklin’s Option

The Titans will not pick up Jack Conklin‘s 2020 option, a source tells Mike Florio of PFT (on Twitter). This was not necessarily the expected outcome for the former First-Team All-Pro. 

The 24-year-old (25 in August) started in every possible game in his first two seasons in the league. However, things turned a bit in the Titans’ divisional round loss to the Patriots following the 2017 season. Conklin’s torn ACL sidelined him for the offseason plus the first three games of 2018. Then, Conklin landed back on IR in December of last year.

In between the maladies, Conklin was not as sharp as his rookie self. Reading between the lines, it sounds as though the Titans have doubts about how well Conklin can recover from his knee injuries and concussions.

Last year, Conklin graded out as the 45th ranked tackle in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. That positions Conklin as a starting-caliber tackle, but not an elite one, making his would-be $12.866MM salary for 2020 a bit too rich for the Titans’ blood.

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9 comments on “Titans To Decline Jack Conklin’s Option

    • jkoms57

      I thought he was burned at the stake for smoking pot?

      Lol.. but Jack actually was really good.. injuries just piled up

    • jkoms57

      One of those nimcumpoop teams that thinks free agents in NFL are worthwhile will grab him.

      Jets, Cowboys, Redskins.. the teams who haven’t figured out that original team didn’t pay up because they’re either not good enough or damaged goods. .. or seeking too much money for what they’re worth

  1. Chris

    I mean just because they didn’t pick up the option doesn’t mean they don’t want him. Given he’s been hurt the last 2 seasons, that’s a big guarantee for his decline in pay. But they could easily sign him to an extension at lower aav. This is a prove it year for him and maybe the QB too

  2. dust44

    He’s still in the top half of starting RTs in the league. I doubt they let him leave unless he’s offered a massive contract. I’d take the starting duo of Lewan and Conklin over all but a handful in the league.

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