There were eight teams that were interested in taking Dion Lewis, including the Patriots who wanted to retain him. Lewis had the best season of his career last year and hence this sudden burst of interest was shown by various teams.
Finally, it has been decided that Lewis would be leaving New England for Tennessee. The Patriots’ loss is Titans’ gain and they will sign him for a four-year deal.
It was not all rosy for Lewis since the beginning. The chap was a fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh and struggled there to somehow stay afloat in the system. Then, he got a small deal with the Patriots where he just excelled.
Last year, playing all 16 games for New England, he shined out as one of the most dynamic players. In 2017, he racked up 896 yards and six touchdowns on 180 carries.
There is not much interest in the market for the running backs, but still Lewis is the perfect fit for Titans. He doesn’t require carries; it’s his touches that make all the difference. He can either serve as third-down back or he can be utilized as receiving back on any down.
This is the second time that Titans have snatched a player from Patriots offseason. Earlier, it was Malcolm Butler who was acquired in a massive deal of $61 million. He was a cornerback with the Patriots and joined Tennessee secondary after the deal.
Tennessee has turned to Derrick Henry as their feature back. He and Lewis will prove to be a complimentary one-two punch for the Titans’ running game. They will be the perfect combination of power and speed/explosion.