For those that hadn’t heard, Jason McCourty is the newest recipient of a long term contract from the Tennessee Titans. The franchise rewarded McCourty for his leadership skills and efforts on and off the field in the form of a 5-Year, $42 million contract extension, with $20 million of it being guaranteed. The extension will keep him with the team through 2017.
It is safe to assume that Jason McCourty’s continued emergence was one of the primary reasons the franchise allowed Cortland Finnegan to walk after last season, and he certainly had the stats to back that position up. In 2011, he posted 85 solo tackles (impressive for anyone, let alone a cornerback), and had 2 picks, 1 sack, and a forced fumble to boot. This speaks to his versatile and good all-around game.
It’s nice to see the franchise finally putting up the money to sign our better players to long-term contracts. So far, the secondary alone has seen Griffin and McCourty rewarded for good play, and better attitudes, with large contracts. The franchise has done wise to avoid signing certain players to long-term contracts in the past (Haynesworth), and looks to finally have players they can trust will continue t0 dedicate themselves to the team.
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