One of the more memorable Titans of all time is taking a step towards getting his coaching career off the ground. Cortland Finnegan is interning with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Tom Pelissero.
Longtime NFL CB Cortland Finnegan is one of two interns working with the #Bengals as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program. No, the other one isn’t Andre Johnson.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 11, 2019
Finnegan played for the Titans from 2006-2011, setting the tone for what became an outstanding defensive unit shortly after. The former seventh round pick out of Samford was an immediate impact player in Nashville.
Known for his attitude and inability to back down from anyone, Finnegan is probably best known nationally for his fight with Andre Johnson, which did not go well for the undersized Finnegan.
Aside from that, Finnegan put together a really nice career, which lasted through the 2015 season. He left the Titans in 2012 to join the Rams for two seasons, before signing with the Dolphins. Finnegan finished his career with the Panthers, appearing in five games in the 2015 season.
The Samford product totaled 18 career interceptions during his career, putting together back to back seasons of five picks in 2008 and 2009. He ended up with four defensive touchdowns for his career and is credited with 663 total tackles.
He will now attempt to become a coach in the league, potentially getting his start in Cincinnati.