The Titans remain in the mix for free agent defensive end J.J. Watt, but according to reports the former Houston Texan is not going to come cheap.
Thursday a report surfaced that Watt has an offer on the table from a team believed to be worth between $15 million and $16 million.
John Clayton of ESPN in Seattle reports that the Titans, along with the Green Bay Packers, and Buffalo Bills are the three teams that have given the most attention to Watt and they are the frontrunners for his services.
The Titans are a bit of a surprise finalist, considering Watt’s ties with the Steelers (his brothers play there) and Watt reportedly “seriously considering” the Browns over the past week.
Tennessee finished with just 19 sacks last season, which was third-fewest in the NFL, but Watt has a connection to a major part of the coaching staff.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel was with Watt in Houston for four seasons, including his first two as linebackers coach — when Watt won his first two Defensive Player of the Year awards.
Titans defensive coordinator Shane Bowen was a defensive assistant with the Texans in 2016 and 2017, spelling more familiarity for Watt with the defensive system.
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