The Tennessee Titans have had a pretty quiet offseason.
They have not done much to improve their roster, and it appears that they might be entering a rebuild.
But, one player they know they want to keep around is defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons.
He is their best defensive player and was named second-team All-Pro each of the past two seasons.
According to Ian Rapoport, Simmons has agreed to a 4-year, $94 million extension.
The #Titans and star DL Jeff Simmons have agreed to terms on a monster 4-year extension worth $94M, sources say. That’s $23.5M per year based on new money. 💰 💰 💰 pic.twitter.com/5J14aGJ55v
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 7, 2023
Simmons will only be 26 years old next season, so he is still in the prime of his career.
This was a great move by the Titans to lock up one of their most talented defensive players.
But, will the Titans even be able to compete next season?
Playing in the AFC South is not a daunting task.
Last season the Jacksonville Jaguars were the only team to finish over .500 in the division.
The Jaguars are expected to be good again next year, but the Titans could contend with them.
That is if they can get consistent quarterback play from either Ryan Tannehill or Malik Willis.
Some people have talked about the Titans moving one from Tannehill, but he will give them the best chance to win in 2023.
Tennessee made a smart move by extending Simmons, but there is no guarantee this move helps them win next year.NEXT: Titans Hype Up Fans With Cryptic Tweet