The Tennessee Titans announced that franchise great, Jurrell Casey, has decided to retire, which he will make official during a press conference on Thursday at 1 p.m. CDT at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
Casey will go down as one of the best Titans players in franchise history after making such an incredible impact over nine seasons with the team. He made five Pro Bowls, was a six-time defensive captain, and ranks seventh in franchise history with 51 sacks.
Casey’s ending with the Titans was a rough one, though, as he was traded to the Denver Broncos for a seventh-round pick in 2020, a move that was a surprise to most of us, including Casey, who was understandably upset.
However, Casey made it clear that the past is past and that he “will be a Titan forever.”
“But the Titans, they gave me the blessing to be here,” Casey said. “I was upset at the time, but that doesn’t change the fact I love the Tennessee Titans and I will always love them. I will be a Titan forever.”
We fully expect Casey to be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor at some point in the future. Here’s a look at how some of his former teammates and the rest of Titans twitter reaction.
My dawg @Jurrellc congrats on a legendary career!!
— Kevin Byard (@KevinByard) September 2, 2021
Congratulations to @Jurrellc on a incredible career. Forever a @Titans great!
— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) September 2, 2021
Jurrell Casey is a #Titans legend. Period.
— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) September 2, 2021
Jurrell Casey was one of the lone bright spots during the dark times for #Titans fans. He gave us something, anything to be proud of. I’m so glad he got to go on the 2019 run before things ended.
Happy for him. A Legend round here. pic.twitter.com/FNfXUrnOaw
— TicTacTitans (@TicTacTitans) September 2, 2021
Congrats to Jurrell Casey on an amazing career. One of the most nationally underrated DTs to ever play the game.
— Two Tone Fanatics (@twotonefanatics) September 2, 2021
The moment I knew the Titans were headed to the AFC Championship game. Thanks for the memories, Case. pic.twitter.com/FEfHLVsgnP
— Mike Herndon (@MikeMiracles) September 2, 2021
Jurrell Casey was a great Titan. And the fact that he was the best player on some really bad teams and endured some really trying times was all offset by the fact that when the Titans returned to playoffs, Jurrell was front and center for all of it. Great player, great leader.
— Jared Stillman (@JaredStillman) September 2, 2021
Congrats on a great career to former #Titans DL Jurrell Casey, who retires today after 10 years in NFL — 9 here.
–5-time Pro Bowler
–51 sacks ranks 2nd behind Jevon Kearse in “Titans era.”
–Huge impact in community as a 2-time Walter Payton NFL Man of The Year nominee.
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) September 2, 2021
Longtime Titans star DL Jurrell Casey has announced his retirement after 10 seasons.
A five-time Pro Bowler and one of the most disruptive interior defensive lineman during his time in the NFL.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 2, 2021
Congrats on the retirement @Jurrellc!! pic.twitter.com/AUsjEXPM0n
— Fast Nasty (@fastnasty) September 2, 2021
Jurrell Casey Announces Retirement After 10 NFL Seasons.
One of my favorite Tennessee Titans over the past decade. really wish he would of played out all his years with the team but at least he will retire a Titan. Enjoy your retirement big man!!
— Cody Weith (@Turtle_Man_92) September 2, 2021
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