Jurrell Casey did not feel the love from his former team when he was traded in the offseason.
When the news broke out that the Denver Broncos traded for Jurrell Casey for a seventh-round pick, it was perhaps the biggest steal of the entire NFL offseason. Somehow, someway, John Elway and company were able to work a trade with the Tennessee Titans and acquire a five-time Pro Bowler for a seventh-round pick. That is unheard of during these times.
Casey is happy to be a part of the Broncos but had some choice words for his former team. Appearing on the Double Coverage podcast, hosted by New England Patriots’ brothers Jason and Devin McCourty, he details his displeasure of how the whole ordeal went down. Going down the sequence of events, he believes that the Titans trading him was about the same as being treated “like a piece of trash.”
The plan for Casey was to stick around and hope things would get better in Nashville. The plan seemed to work out as the Titans reached the AFC Championship game last season. However, he felt the disrespect started when he found out from his agent, not the team, that he would be shopped around.
Shortly after is when Casey would end up in Denver. This brings the shock that I discovered that the Broncos only gave up a seventh-round pick for Casey.
Jurrell Casey should have all the motivation in Week 1 of the 2020 season.
The Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans face off in the second Monday Night game to close out the first week of the 2020 NFL season. If I am Casey and I get the chance to showcase my abilities to my former team, I am walking on the field of Empower Field at Mile High looking to play lights out.
What better way to kick off a season on a new team then to help soundly defeat the team that dealt you away. Broncos Country will be excited to see if this comes to fruition.