The Tennessee Titans made the trade of Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos official on Thursday via Twitter, and along with it came a statement from general manager Jon Robinson.
According to Jim Wyatt of Titans Online, Robinson showered the nine-year veteran with praise as he prepares to head to Denver.
“When I first arrived in Tennessee as the Titans general manager, Jurrell (Casey) was the first Titan I met,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement. “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!”
In exchange for Casey, the Titans received a seventh-round pick. This was obviously a case of a salary dump and it’s possible Robinson has his eyes on something big in free agency.
With the move, Tennessee will save about $10 million towards their 2020 cap space.
Casey will not be easily replaced, though. The former third-round pick of the Titans was a class act during his tenure in Nashville and was a leader for his teammates, and especially so for young players.