Titans slated to get comp pick after DaQuan Jones signs with Panthers

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Mike Moraitis
·2 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

The Tennessee Titans are now slated to get a compensatory pick in 2022 after former defensive lineman DaQuan Jones signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers in free agency.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jones will make $4.05 million with the Panthers in 2021, all of which is guaranteed — and so ends Jones’ seven-year stint in Nashville where he was one of the longest-tenured Titans.

Prior to his signing with the Panthers, the Titans had broken even in the compensatory pick formula, but are now in the green and stand to get a fourth-round selection added to their list of picks next year.

Over the Cap’s Nick Korte explains (note: in the tweet below he means Corey Davis, not Hunter Henry):

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

In short, the Titans have lost more compensatory-pick-eligible free agents than they have gained this offseason, leading to their current situation.

Of course, this can change if the Titans go ahead and sign another free agent for a sizable amount of money before April 27. Right now, the contract Jonnu Smith signed with the New England Patriots puts them over the top.

If nothing changes, the Titans will be getting a compensatory pick for the second straight year after being awarded an extra third-round selection in 2021. In all, Tennessee has nine picks in the upcoming draft.

Related

Every 2021 NFL draft prospect mocked to Titans in Round 1

Titans decide to skip in-person voluntary workouts

Titans will have tough time replacing DaQuan Jones via 2021 NFL draft