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Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan’s 3 Best Fits In Free Agency

  • Justin Melo
  • February 23, 2023
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The Tennessee Titans released left tackle Taylor Lewan on Wednesday. The cap-crunched Titans cleared nearly $15 million in cap space, and Lewan now reaches free agency and is allowed to sign with a team of his choosing prior to mid-March’s start of the negotiation period for players on expiring contracts.

Lewan once made three consecutive Pro Bowls between 2016 and 2018. He was a high-level blindside protector before injuries began derailing his career. Lewan suffered two torn ACLs in 2020 and 2022, and has been limited to 32 appearances in Tennessee’s last 66 games.

Lewan should be available on an incentive-laden deal as a result. Lewan should intrigue offensive line-needy teams as a low-cost bounce-back candidate. We’ve identified three potential fits for Taylor Lewan in free agency.


Lewan admitted an offer from the Steelers would intrigue him on the latest episode of his “Bussin’ with the Boys” podcast following his release from the Titans. The Steelers are entering the offseason with minimal wiggle room from a financial standpoint, but Lewan’s 2023 cap hit is expected to remain relatively low. The Steelers also have a need at left tackle.

Pittsburgh’s current left tackle is Dan Moore Jr., who just completed his sophomore campaign. A former fourth-rounder out of Texas A&M, Moore has offered the Steelers replacement-level play at left tackle. Moore was credited with allowing 7.0 sacks and was whistled for 10 penalties in 2022, according to Pro Football Focus. Lewan would push Moore for the starting job next season.


The Chiefs will enter the 2023 campaign as reigning Super Bowl champions. The majority of Kansas City’s superstars are signed through at least next season. With minimal holes across Brett Veach’s roster, the Chiefs are clear favorites for Super Bowl LVIII.

The biggest roster change could occur at left tackle. Orlando Brown Jr. is set to reach unrestricted free agency. Placing the non-exclusive franchise tag on Brown would cost the Chiefs approximately $18.2 million (fully guaranteed). A long-term deal would be more expensive and potentially prohibitive. Could the Chiefs explore alternative options after franchise-tagging Brown last season as well?

Veach has flashed a willingness to revamp his offensive line. Brown didn’t perform at his highest level throughout 2022. Swapping Brown for Lewan would represent a risk, but it’s one Veach has executed to perfection in the past.


The Bengals are entering the offseason with $36.3 million in cap space, but there’s more than meets the eye. Cincinnati’s financial flexibility could quickly disappear with sizable extensions due for quarterback Joe Burrow and potentially wide receiver Tee Higgins as well. The Bengals won’t be aggressive players in free agency, but left tackle is a position they could look to upgrade at a reasonable cost.

Bengals left tackle Jonah Williams struggled throughout 2022. The ‘is he a tackle-or-guard’ debate has raged furiously on Williams since he was a prospect at Alabama with 33.625-inch arms, which barely meets the NFL’s preferred thresholds. Williams’ latest performances indicate he may be best served kicking inside.