Not long after Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk hired Ran Carthon as General Manager, Carthon met with defensive linebacker Jeffery Simmons. Simmons applauded the hiring.
“A thousand percent he’s a great hire,” Simmons told Jim Wyatt of the team website. “I think Miss Amy made a hell of a hire. The time we talked, and I sat down in his office, it was unbelievable. He’s an unbelievable guy. I can’t say nothing bad about him. My first impression was out the window.”
Simmons is headed into the final year of his rookie contract, scheduled to make $10.753 million on the fifth-year option. He is an obvious candidate for a contract extension.
Carthon made Simmons no promises, but Simmons left the meeting optimistic about his future with the team.
“We had a great talk, and him saying I am one of his priorities, that meant a lot,” Simmons said. “I feel like he is the person for this job. There’s not much I can say especially with talk of the contract. My [agent] is handling that. But whenever we get to that point, I feel very confident that I’ll be here in Tennessee, and I want to be in Tennessee. So, we’ll see how that goes.”
Simmons, a first-round choice in 2019, has made the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons. He also has earned second-team All-Pro honors twice.