Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey says a new contract is not a big concern.
Casey is entering the final year of his contract, but is also dealing with a change in defensive scheme.
Playing out of a 4-3 last season, Casey excelled with a career-best 10.5 sacks.
With the Titans moving to a 3-4 defense, Casey is leaving his comfort zone and learning to play defensive end with a new contract on the line.
Casey said, “I really don’t focus on where it lands me contract wise. At the end of the day, it’s about what the team values me as.”
Still Casey’s numbers could drop costing him sacks and dollars, but Casey is not pushing for a new deal before the season begins, “At the end of the day, it’s going to happen now or it’s going to happen later. If it’s with the Titans or it’s not, it’s what it is.”
Casey admitted he was apprehensive about the change in schemes at first, but now that he’s seen it in practice he’s very excited to be in a system that puts him in as many one-on-one situations as possible.