Jurrell Casey traded
We all know the way the NFL works and often it has to be a cold business full of calculated moves. Moves like this that separate emotion from reality and sacrifice, and may result in you being wrong a day from now in, exchange for being right a year from now are what make good teams great.
I don’t think it is any sort of secret that I was lower on Jurrell Casey than the consensus and I stand by the fact that I think next year the two starters should have been DaQuan Jones and Jeffery Simmons if we wanted to reward players who did the most with their snaps in 2019.
However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the emotional side of it and how upset most people are that the Titans only got a 7th round pick for Casey.
Casey is due $36 million over the next three years and I absolutely hope he earns every penny of it and gets a new deal after that. However, history does show that once you start creeping into the 30s that defensive linemen start to fade and we saw some of that this year with Casey.
In 2019 he missed two games, tied his lowest sack total since 2012 and had the fewest TFLs in his career.
I don’t want him to fail or anything close to that, but if you look at it like that and you realize how much money you save for making a move like that, you can see why it was done.
Immediately after this news broke, Titans fans all started frantically looking for available free agents that would demand a huge salary and one name kept coming up: Jadeveon Clowney.