Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey wants to get a carry at running back during the 2020 Pro Bowl.
If it were up to him, Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey would like to play some running back during the 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida.
Casey, who is in his fifth straight Pro Bowl after he was added to the roster in place of Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones, lobbied for the position swap to the AFC team’s head coach, Baltimore Ravens’ John Harbaugh, according to the Associated Press’ Mark Long.
"“I used to play a little running back,” said the 6-foot-1, 305-pound Casey. “He said he’s going to try, but he doesn’t’ want to mess up the system too much. I’m going to keep on trying to feed him all week. They’ve got to let me touch the ball at least once.”"
This is my personal plea to Harbaugh: please make it happen!
In a game in which there isn’t much interest otherwise, I personally would tune in just to see Casey get a carry or two. The most interesting part would be to see opposing players actually try to tackle the big man.
While it might sound crazy, position swaps are a pretty normal thing in Pro Bowls, so Casey playing out of position certainly wouldn’t be a first.
And it’ll be interesting to see if he picked up any pointers from his teammate and running back Derrick Henry, who is also playing in the Pro Bowl, but for the first time in his career.
On the first weekend without football since the Week 11 bye, Titans fans will be able to tune in to the game and watch some of their favorite players take part. After that, it will be an eternity before we see Titans players take the field again.
The Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday, January 26th at 2 p.m. CST on ESPN and ABC.