The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with left tackle Taylor Lewan.
The five-year deal is worth a reported $80 million, making him the highest paid offensive lineman in history.
Lewan was on the field for the first day of Titans Training Camp Thursday in Nashville but on a limited basis.
He skipped the team’s mandatory mini-camp and Thursday said it was the right time to do what he did.
With camp underway, Lewan made it clear it was important for him to show up and continue to prepare for the season. He did not do team activities, he only participated in individual drills, but he said it was important for him to be there.
“This being camp, you know there will be a time I have to go play a game or there will be a time I have to go do that. I can’t be unprepared. So, it’s my obligation to be out here.”
News 2 asked Lewan if being the highest paid tackle was important to him. He did not say yes, but he did not say no either. Lewan made it clear he is looking for a big payday.
“I think it’s important for people to value themselves, show they’ve performed and however that looks. So, if you believe you’re the best and you’ve shown you’re the best tackle you should be paid appropriately. I’m just in the business of trying to be the best.”
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