NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — It took until the very last day to decide, but the Titans informed Rashaan Evans’ agent that they will not be picking up his fifth-year option, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Evans was drafted 22nd overall in 2018.
The deadline to decide on a player’s option year is Monday, May 3. Due to the new collective bargaining agreement passed in 2020, fifth-year options for players drafted 2018 and beyond are fully guaranteed.
According to the new criteria in the CBA, Evans would have made $9.35 million if the Titans picked up his option.
Schefter also reported Evans’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said the Titans are hoping to work out a contract extension before his current deal expires after the 2021 season.