Jurrell Casey “confused and hurt” by trade from Titans to Broncos

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Once the Titans franchise-tagged running back Derrick Henry and signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a lucrative multi-year deal, they must have felt the need to shed some salary.

That resulted in them sending defensive tackle Jurrell Casey to the Broncos for a seventh-round pick, and Casey admitted he’s still working through the transaction.

In a message thanking the fans in Tennessee for the good times over nine years (and five Pro Bowls), he described the processing he’s still doing.

“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t confused and hurt, but it’s a business!” he wrote. “But, I am comforted with every text, call, comment, tweet and DM I have received. Y’all are showing your boy some real love and encouragement! Hoping I left my mark in TN because y’all will forever be in my heart.”

He then threw a greeting Denver’s way, but it has to be a bit of a culture shock for him, going from a team which just played in the AFC Championship to one that’s been in a rebuilding mode for the last five years.

He does have a gigantic contract to comfort himself with, three more years worth, with $11.8 million this year.

11 responses to “Jurrell Casey “confused and hurt” by trade from Titans to Broncos

  1. LOL!

    This sounds like a Jerky Boys clip from Volume 1. “very, very hurt”

    You can think John Robinson and hotshot Vrabel’s stupidity in overpaying so many people.

    That’s why you got dealt, dude. Cap hell.

  2. This is very similar to the Richard Seymour trade. IIRC Big Sey didn’t go to Oakland for a few days. He was blindsided. Ugly part of the business.

    Makes me think of The Wire “The game is the game yo.”

  3. This guy is an absolute stud, and Denver got a great player. However, he shouldn’t feel too badly. The 49ers let Joe Montana go after four super bowl titles, and he still had a few great seasons left in his tank. If they can do it to Joe, and now Tom Brady, they can do it to Jerrell Casey. They’ll love him in Denver, and he’ll love their city.

  4. He then threw a greeting Denver’s way, but it has to be a bit of a culture shock for him, going from a team which just played in the AFC Championship to one that’s been in a rebuilding mode for the last five years.

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    Puhhhhlease – theyre still the Denver Broncos with tradition going back to the AFL days and I believe still have the second highest winning percentage of any NFL Team of all time. UCF had a better record than say Notre Dame a few years ago, doesn’t mean UCF is all of a sudden esteemed program steeped in tradition.

  5. It honestly seems pretty crappy to not at least let these guys know that trade talks are going on. Like, the moment Denver calls and says ‘Hey we’re interested’, you have your assistant call Jurrell and his agent and let them know. Someone in another thread said “I like watching chess, but don’t care about the opinions of the chess pieces.”

    Too bad these aren’t inanimate pieces of plastic. They’re people with families and friends and ties to communities. Its basic human decency to at least clue them in that they could be traded or are in talks.

  6. Culture shock? The titans have won how many playoff games in the last 10 yrs and how many superbowls?? The culture shock is that he is now going to an organization that has Súper bowls and their goal, not just playoff appearances.

  7. 50DrunksInABar says:
    March 19, 2020 at 3:50 pm
    It honestly seems pretty crappy to not at least let these guys know that trade talks are going on. Like, the moment Denver calls and says ‘Hey we’re interested’, you have your assistant call Jurrell and his agent and let them know. Someone in another thread said “I like watching chess, but don’t care about the opinions of the chess pieces.”

    Too bad these aren’t inanimate pieces of plastic. They’re people with families and friends and ties to communities. Its basic human decency to at least clue them in that they could be traded or are in talks.

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    Can’t do that. Sucks for them but by simply being NFL they should know they can be traded at any time. You can’t tell a player “hey, we’re thinking about trading you” every time a discussion happens. Leads to bad blood if the trade doesn’t go through. Or a player might get on the phone with his agent and try to torpedo the deal or work his way somewhere else.

    I love Jurrell Casey, great player for us. I feel for him. And I am against this trade unless our GM has something big up his sleeve. I’d rather have 1 year (could cut him with no penalty next offseason) of slightly overpaid Jurrell Casey that the 7th round pick.

  8. Great player, you will be missed. For the record, we were in the AFC Championship game last season.

  9. factschecker says:
    March 19, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    This is very similar to the Richard Seymour trade. IIRC Big Sey didn’t go to Oakland for a few days. He was blindsided. Ugly part of the business.

    Makes me think of The Wire “The game is the game yo.”
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    And Big Rich went to the Pro Bowl a couple times with us because he was killin people out there. It was a great trade for the Raiders. Even though we never really won anything, having Seymour on the team halfway made it tolerable.

  10. As a native Northern Virginian, the best years of my life were living in the Intermountain West. Embrace life at the Front Range, Mr. Casey, Denver’s a great city! Go Broncos!!

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