The rationale for the Titans letting David Long walk, even cheaply

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans were probably surprised at just how inexpensive David Long turned out to be on the open market.

David Long
David Long/ Tennessee Titans

Multiple reports say his two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins is worth only $11 million, and I’ve not seen one that mentions how much of that is guaranteed. When that’s left out it generally doesn’t bode well for that element of the deal, though this is such a value deal that the financial details that have been shared could have come from the team rather than from agent Ryan Williams, whose client got torched when compared to his colleagues.

Even if Long plays only 11 games a season under this contract – his average over the last two seasons – it’s a heck of a price tag.

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