Logan Ryan's time with the Titans appears to be at its end following the veteran corner's that his "chapter in Tennessee has come to a close." The 29-year-old is coming off a strong season in 2019, but the market has come up dry for him in free agency to this point as he remains unsigned.
During a recent appearance on the Double Coverage Podcast hosted by Patriots defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty, Ryan dove deeper into his free agent status and his departure from Tennessee. He noted that the Titans "didn't really try to bring me back," as they were looking at higher-profile free agents like quarterback Ryan Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry. Ryan did go to the Titans, however, and offered to return on a one-year prove-it deal in hopes of eventually landing a longer-term contract, but that wasn't something the organization was interested in.
"I said 'Look, I'll come back for the same rate, I want to keep this thing going,' and they weren't really interested in that," Ryan said. "And that's when I kind of knew that this is a business and they're going to do what the marketplace says, they're going to do what's best, in their opinion, for the team. So that was kind of a little different, but I had to take it and do what's best for my family as well, and that's where we're at."
It wasthat Ryan was holding firm on his contract demands that would pay him $10 million annually. He told the McCourty twins that he has been contacted by a number of interested teams, but is still looking for the right opportunity that works well with his family.
"Who knows what's going to happen, but there are a lot of teams I am looking at, a lot of teams I am interested in," said Ryan. "I've been fortunate enough to have been to five AFC championships and two Super Bowls with two different organizations. So I've had success and I would like to keep having it. All those contenders, all those teams that are in a good position, those are teams that I'm definitely keeping my eye on.
"Even other teams, I came to Tennessee and New England fans were like, 'Oh, you are never going to win again. You're done, welcome to that.' And to be in a position to beat New England and go to an AFC championship with this franchise, the first in how many years, 20 or 18 years or whatever. It just shows you it's a team sport."
The current COVID-19 pandemic isn't doing Ryan any favors in his hunt to land with a potential contender as facilities have been closed and the corner can't visit with any prospective teams to go through a workout. Still, Ryan's play in 2019 (113 tackles, 18 passes defended, four interceptions, and four forced fumbles) should show that he has plenty left in the tank to be a quality starting-caliber corner somewhere in the league.