3 free-agent moves from AFC South rivals that Jaguars fans can laugh at

• Jaguars fans should be laughing at these 3 moves their division foes made in free agency.

Sep 18, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13)
Sep 18, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Tony Pollard, RB, Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans won't have running back Derrick Henry in their backfield for the first time since 2016. King Henry joined the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal and to replace him, they gave Tony Pollard a three-year, $24 million contract in free agency.

A fourth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2019, Pollard progressively got a bigger workload and eventually made Ezekiel Elliot expendable. That said, it's hard to see him filling Henry's shoes in Tennessee. Leaving aside the fact that they're different kind of running backs, Pollard wasn't that great for the Cowboys.

Granted, Pollard is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons but he's not the kind of running back you build your offense around. Heck, he'll probably work in a committee alongside sophomore Tyjae Spears, which isn't necessarily bad, as it will keep both of them fresh.

On the other hand, the Titans are paying Pollard to be a difference-maker, and he may have a hard time living up to expectations. Not only does he struggle to run through the middle but the Tennessee offensive line is a work in progress. Sure, they signed center Lloyd Cushenberry in free agency, and sophomore guard Peter Skoronski should make a leap in 2024.

However, if your running back cannot create yards on his own, you should probably look for better alternatives. The issue is that the Titans think Pollard is an upgrade, or at least a worthy heir apparent to Derrick Henry. He's not, and they'll find out sooner rather than later.