3 free-agent moves from Titans that should worry Jaguars fans

Jacksonville Jaguars, Will Levis
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The offseason has been an eventful one, especially over the last week or so, in the AFC South. The Jacksonville Jaguars have gotten better. But, so have their division rivals.

The Tennessee Titans, in particular, have made some notable moves to try and make their way back atop the division.

Which moves has Tennessee made which should worry Jaguars fans? Let's cover three of the more notable ones.

1. Tony Pollard signing proves Titans' commitment to run game

Last season, you could tell the Titans weren't up to the level they'd like to be in the run game, finishing 17th in the NFL even with Derrick Henry. But, as they move into a new era without Henry, they'll be unleashing second-year pro Tyjae Spears alongside newly-signed Tony Pollard, who brings a ton of explosiveness in the open field.

The Titans are going to get back to running the football at a higher level to make things easier on quarterback Will Levis, and the fact they gave Pollard $24 million over three years should show that commitment. Tennessee isn't going to shy away from the run game in the wake of Henry's departure. In fact, I would argue that this gives them even more incentive to prove they can run the football.

2. Calvin Ridley signing gives Will Levis another legitimate option

Part of me wondered whether the Titans would move on from DeAndre Hopkins after just one season. But, he's still there, and now he gets Calvin Ridley next to him. For a young quarterback like Levis to have the expertise and experience of Hopkins, plus the route running from Ridley, is a huge plus. Let's not forget Treylon Burks, who still has a shot to break out after a tough start to his career.

The Titans invested a chunk of change into signing Ridley, so they're going hard after making life easier on Levis. It was an aggressive move that came out of nowhere, but should pay huge dividends now that the wide receiver room looks much deeper. It also gives Ridley an opportunity to face his former team twice a year, which he can use as motivation.

3. Chidobe Awuzie addressed major hole for Tennessee

Despite somewhat of a down year for Trevor Lawrence last season, the Jaguars still finished 9th in the league in passing. It remains their strength, offensively. Tennessee, meanwhile, finished in the middle of the pack against the pass and needed to add to their secondary. Another underrated, yet very strong move for the Titans, was adding cornerback Chidobe Awuzie.

Last year, Awuzie wasn't as good as he was in the previous two years, but he also played on a Bengals defense that took a step back. In his previous two seasons, though, Awuzie held opposing quarterbacks to a rating of 53.4 and 75.1, respectively. He's going to improve a middling pass defense in Tennessee.