The Titans traded franchise staple Jurrell Casey this offseason and he’s not thrilled about it. Casey has spent his entire 9 year career with the Titans to this point but will sport a Broncos uniform in 2020. The former USC product was traded this offseason for a 7th round pick and he considers it a slap in the face.
VIA the Double Coverage podcast, which is hosted by Devin and Jason McCourty of the Patriots:
“The part that is so crazy is that you give so much to them. Especially when you come up on free agency and have opportunities to go somewhere else. Especially the way it was going when we were there, 2-14, 3-13,” Casey said to Jason McCourty. “Those were some rough times. When you’re a loyal guy and you feel like things are going in the right direction and you’re that centerpiece, you got no choice but to fight it through. My mindset was to stick it out and things would get better.
“For us to get to that point to get better and to be a main focus of that and then you just throw me away to the trash like I wasn’t a main block of that … Coming off an injury the year before and playing the whole season for ya’ll. No complaints, I did everything you wanted me to do and you throw me like a piece of trash. At the end of the day, none of these businesses are loyal.”
Casey, 30, really was traded for nothing. You can see why it might rattle him. Casey is a 5 time Pro Bowler and signed a 4-year, $60 million extension in 2017. He’s also been very durable never playing in fewer than 14 games in a season. The sack production is even there from the defensive tackle spot. 51 sacks in 9 years is no small feat for that position.
You can also see why the Titans moved on. They cleared over $11 million by trading Casey. Don’t worry, Jurrell Casey will get his chance for revenge. The Broncos play the Titans to open the season on Monday Night Football. If nothing else, a juicy story line for Week 1.