The Tennessee Titans have snagged a second free agent from the Patriots team that ousted them in the playoffs this season. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Titans are expected to sign dual threat RB Dion Lewis to a four-year deal. The exact offer will be disclosed later. Lewis, 27, looks to join bruising running back Derrick Henry as the replacement to recently departed running back DeMarco Murray.
Last season, with the Patriots, Lewis was highly productive despite battling a myriad of injuries. He toted the rock 180 times for an efficient 896 yards and six touchdowns despite being dinged up. Lewis also contributed in the quick-hitting Patriot passing game with 32 catches for 214 yards and three touchdowns. Lewis looks likes a perfect back to provide quarterback Marcus Mariota with another go-to option in the passing game. Offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur loves having an explosive running back catching the ball in his screen friendly system.
Lewis brings an obvious lightning component to compliment Henry’s thunderous running style. He also brings a plethora of postseason experience, including the previous two Super Bowls to these young Titans. The next step can be taken by the Titans. Some call it revenge, some call it good business. Question is, why not both?