Where do the Tennessee Titans stand as a team heading into the 2023 season? Many would argue they are no longer Super Bowl contenders and could be closer to a rebuild than a trophy. For vested veterans like Kevin Byard, who is a two-time All-Pro, yet is also set to turn 30 this fall, waiting for the Titans to be competitive again may not be ideal.

Meanwhile, for the Titans, having an aging safety with a $19.6 million cap hit in 2023 and a $17.8 million charge in 2024 may not be ideal. Trade rumors suggested the seven-year pro may be available this past offseason, but obviously, talks didn’t get far.

Yet, teams frequently make changes once training camps get near, and according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, teams interested in adding a talented safety could find a willing trade partner in the Titans with Byard. But who might be interested in adding the


New York Jets

The Jets are all in, right? They didn’t trade for a 39-year-old quarterback so they could miss the playoffs. No, the Jets’ competitive timeline started the moment Aaron Rodgers touched down in the Big Apple.

Defensively, after allowing the fourth-fewest points per game, coach Robert Saleh’s unit has few questions. But if we’re getting picky, adding a rangy free safety to the secondary could be viewed as a big boost.