The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the extension is worth $60.4 million over four years with $40 million guaranteed. He had two years remaining on his current contract.
“It is rare to do a contract extension early in this business,” said Titans general manager Jon Robinson. “But Jurrell is a unique player in that he was drafted here, has already done an extension with the team, is a standout in our community, and has earned multiple Pro Bowl invitations. We are happy to have him as a Titan for many years to come.”
While Casey has mostly flown under the radar during his six-year career, he’s one of the NFL’s best defensive lineman and should see his fame soar if the Titans fulfill their potential this season.
He racked up 44 total tackles and five sacks in 2016, enough to earn him his second All-Star nod.
Casey’s $15.1-million new money average slots him in as the 10th-highest-paid defensive lineman and sixth in terms of defensive tackles.
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