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Jonnu Smith could be headed toward unrestricted free agency after the Titans declined to apply the franchise tag to him or any other player by Tuesday's deadline.

Tennessee tight end Jonnu Smith was realistic when asked on Sirius XM Radio about his and the Titans future on Tuesday.

Smith, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, made a guest appearance with Shae Pepper and Charlie Weis and couched discussions about how the Titans should fare in 2021 by reminding them that his contract is up.

“First, we'll have to see if this is the organization I'll be playing for. We’ll see how that goes, with that contract stuff coming up, being that it’s my last year,” Smith said.

Smith, a third-round pick of the Titans in 2017, posted a career high 41 receptions for 448 yards and eight receiving touchdowns. He also added one rushing touchdown.

In talking about the Titans for next season, he praised Mike Vrabel and the coaching staff and was confident that the front office can fill in the needed pieces to keep the team winning.

“We’re in a great position, and as of right now, I’m still part of the team. We’re in a great position. We just have a few pieces that we lost due to injuries and I am confident that we’ll fill those voids,” Smith said. “Vrabel is a hell of a coach, and he’s assembled a great staff.”

Smith also professed confidence in Todd Downing, who moves up to offensive coordinator after Arthur Smith was named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Downing was tight ends coach the past two years.

“We lost Arthur Smith, but we replaced him with Todd Downing. He’s one of the best offensive minds I’ve been around. He was my tight ends coach. He was an offensive coordinator in Oakland and he just knows ball so well,” Smith said.