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Josh Kline

The interior of the Titans offensive line looks similar to last years. Josh Kline is returning to Nashville after signing a new 4-year deal. The move will help maintain stability in a group that may have to start the year without starting tackle Jack Conklin.

The Deal

Josh Kline signed a contract worth 26 Million total according to sportrac.com. It includes a 2 million dollar signing bonus and 4.25 million in roster bonuses. The signing bonus is spread out over the life of the contract at half a million each year. The roster bonus is front-loaded with 2,750,000 the first year and half a million each year thereafter.  It makes Kline the 20th highest paid guard in the NFL annually.

The Impact

Kline has been part of the Titans exotic smashmouth offense the past few years. He is a solid pass protector which will translate well to new offensive coordinator Matt LeFleur’s sets. The switch to a zone blocking scheme should help Kline and the entire offensive line run blocking. Kline has proved durable playing in 30 of 32 games during the past two seasons. Consistency is extremely important in the NFL especially in the offensive line group.

Going Forward

Proven starter quality offensive guards are hard to find in the NFL. Josh Kline is a starting quality player and will play a big role in the new look Titan blocking scheme. The signing is good for both Kline and the Titans. Welcome back to Nashville. We are glad you’re here!

 

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