The Logan Ryan era has officially come to a close in Nashville, per Ryan himself this afternoon. The veteran defensive back closed the door on a potential return with a post on Instagram, thanking the Titans and the fans for his time here.
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My chapter in Tennessee has come to a close. To the @Titans fans: Thank you for all the love. The energy and support this past season is what led to an epic run. To my Titans Teammates: I love all y’all. Being a leader and earning y’all respect is what meant most to me. Win or lose we stuck together and backed down from no one. (Hyenas) To the Animal Welfare Community: My foundation @rarf was founded and blossomed in TN. All those working hard to support our four legged friends I’m forever grateful. I’m looking forward to continue to play at an elite level for a organization that’s a great fit for my family and me. Everybody Stay Safe & Positive during these crazy times. 26 Out ✌ #MMCNB #PayDerrick
“To the Titans fans: Thank you for all the love,” Ryan wrote. “The energy and support this past season is what led to an epic run.To my Titans Teammates: I love all y’all. Being a leader and earning y’all respect is what meant most to me. Win or lose we stuck together and backed down from no one.”
It was easy to see this moment coming after the team selected LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton in the second round of last month’s NFL Draft. Adoree’ Jackson and Malcolm Butler will continue to man their tradition spots this fall, while the cheaper and younger Fulton will likely fill Ryan’s old spot.
Ryan signed with Tennessee back in 2017 on a three-year deal worth 30 million dollars. With the team having to pay Ryan Tannehill, Kevin Byard and Taylor Lewan in recent seasons, guys like Ryan and Jack Conklin became casualties. Conklin signed a big deal with the Browns early in free agency.
For Ryan, he brought stability to a Tennessee secondary that desperately needed it. He was a short-term band-aid that assisted the Titans in getting to the next level. Now the 29 year old cornerback will look to do that same thing elsewhere.
Ryan will never be forgotten for delivering this moment — officially crumbling the dynasty of the New England Patriots.