Former Titan Carries Anger into 20-21
Updated: Oct 31, 2020
(CU) - Week one is shaping up to be an interesting match-up vs the Denver Broncos. Nobody was more surprised by the Jurrell Casey trade to the Denver Broncos this off season than Casey himself, and the star equated the experience to being thrown away “like a piece of trash.”
In an interview on the McCourty twins’ “Double Coverage” podcast, Casey admitted the trade sending him to Denver for a 7th round pick brought him to tears.
Casey says he wasn’t notified “until like 30 seconds before the trade went down” and it was “a blow to the heart because I would have thought that one of them would have hit me up.” Instead, it was Casey’s agent who originally gave him the news that the team was shopping him around. “No complaints, I did everything you wanted me to do and you throw me like a piece of trash.”
The Titans GM Jon Robinson responded by saying, “Those decisions are never personal,” via Erik Bacharach of the Tennessean. “They have to be in the best interest of the football team. That one was not an easy decision to make.”
A September game that should've been viewed as an easily winnable in Denver now becomes a personal wildcard game of emotions. Unfortunately, there will not be a large crowd in attendance due to the NFL's expected social distancing requirements.
Perhaps the smaller crowd will be a good thing for the Titans.