The Titans announced today that they have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Jurrell Casey. He was currently playing under the 5-year deal he signed in 2014. That contract paid him $20.5 million guaranteed. Here are the details of his new deal:
Titans just signed DT Jurrell Casey to a 4-year, $60.4M extension, including $40M Gtd; had 2 years left on his deal. pic.twitter.com/BsiWph8PYU— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2017
Casey is the type of guy that you don’t let walk away. Not only is he an extremely talented player, but he seems to be a great dude and is no doubt a positive leader on the defense.
Here is what Jon Robinson had to say about the deal (from Jim Wyatt):
“It is rare to do a contract extension early in this business,” said Titans executive vice president/general manager Jon Robinson. “But Jurrell is a unique player in that he was drafted here, has already done an extension with the team, is a standout in our community, and has earned multiple Pro Bowl invitations. We are happy to have him as a Titan for many years to come.”
Casey was a third round pick for the Titans back in 2011. I haven’t gone back and looked through the picks in that draft, but he has to be one (if not the) biggest steals in that draft.