Tennessee Titans CB Cortland Finnegan has turned into a complete defensive back this season. He’s proven that he can cover teams No. 1 receivers and he’s added in the ability to rush the passer but his recent comments suggest that he plans on taking his abilities to a new team at the end of the season.
“I thought having a daughter was one of the most emotional times in my life. But the thought of not being able to put on a Titans uniform again … it is finally starting to hit me that the end is probably near,” Finnegan said, per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “It is like you have three weeks left and they say you are going to be fired, and you don’t hear anything leading up to that. You just do the best you can with what you’ve got. But from history, it doesn’t look bright for me here. But I know I can’t control that.”
Finnegan seems to be suggesting that the Titans have no intentions of re-signing him at the end of season which would be interesting seeing as teams normally attempt to negotiate a new contract with Pro Bowl players. Obviously things can change in the coming months and the Titans could always elect to use their franchise tag on him but Finnegan specifically mentioned that he would be “very upset” if they choose to do so.
If he hits the open market he’ll surely find plenty of interest. We have him as the No. 11 best available playing in our Top 50 Free Agents list.