Nashville, Tenn. (WKRN)- The Tennessee Titans made a shocking move on Wednesday trading veteran defensive end Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos for a seventh round draft pick.
Casey has been a solid player over his last nine seasons in the NFL, all with the Titans. He has started at least 14 games each season and has been selected to the Pro Bowl for the past five years. And that is why this move left so many people scratching their heads.
On Thursday, Casey shared his thoughts on his Instagram page tattedmonster99:
It has taken me a few hours to process & get on here, because y’all know I love TN & especially my Titans Fans. Keeping it light, nine years ago the Titans took a chance on me & looking back I wouldn’t change a thing. We went through rough times (winning max 3 games multiple seasons) to good times (making it to the AFC championship)! Countless volunteer events getting to meet the awesome people that make TN so great.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t confused & hurt, but it’s a business! But, I am comforted with every text, call, comment, tweet + DM I have received. Y’all are showing your boy some real love & encouragement! Hoping I left my mark in TN because y’all will forever be in my heart.
Thank you to the Titan’s organization and all the men who grinded with me day in and day out.
Jurrell Casey Instagram
All good things must come to an end… but, sometimes for even better things! … DENVER, WHATS GOOD?? #BroncosCountry
Titans General Manager Jon Robinson did release a statement on Thursday afternoon:
When I first arrived in Tennessee as the Titans general manager, Jurrell (Casey) was the first Titan I met. He welcomed me to the team, and said he was ready to get back to winning. It’s been an honor to work with him the last four seasons. He has been a consummate professional in our building, a captain, a leader in our community, and a fearless, productive competitor on gamedays. The list of awards and honors he has won both on and off the field are numerous. I wish him nothing but the best moving forward, your legacy here will never be forgotten. Thank you Jurrell….a Titan Great.Titans GM Jon Robinson
While Casey’s did clear up about $10 million in cap space, there is still a lot of questions about what the Tennessee Titans plan to do next.