Three-Time Pro Bowler Taylor Lewan Predicts His Future With The Tennessee Titans

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has been the best running back in the NFL for the better part of the last four seasons.

But while Henry is undeniably incredible, much of his success comes down to the hard work put in by the Titans offensive line.

One of those offensive linemen is left tackle Taylor Lewan.

The Titans drafted Lewan with the 11th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and he’s since more than repaid their faith. Lewan made the Pro Bowl every year from 2016 to 2018. But injuries have limited his production in recent seasons.

Lewan has not played more than 12 games since 2018 and played just 20 games in the last three seasons combined. After suffering yet another injury early in the 2022 season, he opened up about his future.

“Last year during the season, I had issues. My knee was swelling up. My knee was swelling up. I was always feeling pain in there, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what the deal is.’ Turns out this year, I found out that there are things with my knee going on now that are a direct correlation to what happened when I got my knee done. So, I have to go and get my knee fixed, to be able to play football or to live like a normal life in general.”

Taylor Lewan Predicts Titans Will Cut Him And Says He May Retire From The NFL

Tennessee made a significant change recently when it hired general manager Ran Carthon. New Lewan says he expects that he’s played his last game for the organization, and maybe any organization.

“In the next couple of weeks, I will be cut by the Tennessee Titans – that will happen,” Lewan said. “I truly believe that in my heart of hearts.

“Then I have to go into a situation that I’ve never been in in my entire life: I have to weigh the pros and cons of playing football, or not playing football.” – via

Lewan added that he’s struggled with the idea of retirement. But noted that once he makes the decision to give it up, he won’t reverse course.

“Football, it is not something I can wake up five years from now and say: You know what dude? I am going to go play ball again,” Lewan said. “Once this chapter is closed, I am not a Brett Favre. I am not these guys that is going to retire and unretire. I am not going to do that. I am going to make a decision, and I’m going to stick with that decision. But I am happy either way, and I think that is the most beautiful thing I can be given in my life. Regardless of what decision I make, I will truly find peace and joy in both decisions. So, I am very, very lucky, and fortunate.”

If Lewan has played his final NFL snaps, he’ll go down as one the Titans’ all-time great players.