Taylor Lewan has emerged as an elite offensive tackle in the NFL, but could this be his final season with the Titans?
Lewan is entering the final year of his rookie year, and if he is allowed to hit free agency, would likely land a blockbuster deal.
Wednesday at the Titans’ OTA Lewan said, “As of right now, there is no situation” regarding his contract.
He was calm and calculated talking about life in the NFL.
“I understand that this is a business, so if something here gets done, that’s great. If not, I understand and that’s how it is. That’s how this game works, so whatever happens, happens.”
Some teams do not negotiate extensions in season, some players do not like to negotiate in season making this time of the year critical.
Lewan made it clear, if the Titans want to talk, he’s ready, at least his people are ready.
“When it comes to this kind of stuff that’s why I have an agent. I don’t give them three percent to sit on their a**. I’m being serious, if they want to go and Jon wants to call and have a conversation, they’re more than willing to, but I’m not going to move forward in my life not focusing on football.”
After back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, Lewan will earn over $9.3 million this season playing under his fifth-year option the Titans picked up last summer.
His next deal will be substantially more.
The Giants just paid former Patriots tackle, Nate Solder, a four-year deal worth $62 million, or $15.5 million per season.
Lewan would likely earn more.