Titans won’t pick up fifth-year option on Chance Warmack

AP

The Titans spent draft weekend getting bigger and more physical up front.

But they’re not committing themselves to an extra year of the previous administration’s attempt to do the same.

Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Titans won’t be picking up the fifth-year option on 2013 first-rounder Chance Warmack.

Warmack became an immediate starter at right guard as a rookie, and has started every game he’s played. He missed two games last year with a knee injury.

It’s not that he’s played all that poorly, but the option for the 10th overall pick would have been around $11.9 million, and there’s a decent chance they could keep him at a lower number when he becomes a free agent.

The Titans spent this year’s first pick on another offensive lineman, right tackle Jack Conklin.

12 responses to “Titans won’t pick up fifth-year option on Chance Warmack

  1. I don’t think he’ll end up leaving. He’ll get both a major upgrade to his right this year, and major competition from behind. It’s time for him to up his game one way or another.

    He’s auditioning to get paid by staying on this team, or to get paid by going to some other team.

  2. Why would an agent have the 5th year team option be so pricey? Of course the team won’t pick up an option for a Guard at 12 million, even for 1 year.

    Just stupid.

    Either address that in the new CBA, NFLPA, or that guy needs a new agent.

  3. Remember when everyone was arguing whether this guy or Jonathan Cooper were the most “elite” of the OGs in that class… and neither of them have turned into anything.

    And Kyle Long lasted to 20. Just goes to show you never really know.

  4. Not that poorly? He’s been workmanlike at best. For comparison, Steve Hutchinson went at 17 and was a Hall of Famer. Mike Iupati went top 10 and was the center of Super Bowl lines in SF and is now part of a championship level line in Arizona. When you take a guard that high, that’s the bar.

  5. Hated this pick when it was made. I’m ok taking tackles in round 1 but if you are halfway decent at drafting (the Titans haven’t been) you fill out your guards/center from rounds 2-7. Roos & Stewart were great bookend tackles & they were 3rd & 4th round picks respectively.

  6. I heard today the Titans won’t use the 5th yr option on OG Chance Warmack & the Jaguars won’t use it on LT Luke Joeckel & after I looked at the 2013 NFL Draft I have to laugh cause them & other team passed on Star Lotulelei & look at the who wish they hadn’t passed on him

  7. Actually kinda sad situation. He is a decent player, not great nor a Bust, but the Titans are doing the right thing… Simply put, Guards don’t get $11M+

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