Titans FS Michael Griffin admitted that he is not sure whether he will return to the Titans next season.
“I tell people all the time: You never know when your last game may be. (Sunday) might possibly be my last game here, I don’t know,’’ Griffin said, via Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official site. “When you don’t know the “what ifs?” you don’t know your future and you have to put it in God’s hands. He knows the future, and I am just going to go along with it.”
Griffin, 31, signed a five-year, $35 million contract with $15 million guaranteed back in 2012 and will be entering the final year of his contract in 2016. Given that he is set to make a base salary of $6.5 million, there is reason to believe that the Titans could elect to move on from the aging veteran.
“There’s no guarantee for next year. So the message probably this week is cherish every moment to be able to step out on that practice field and practice, and prepare for this week, including myself and everyone else in this locker room, because there’s never a guarantee for next year,” said Griffin.
At this point in time, Griffin’s contract carries an $8.3 million cap number for 2016, while the Titans would take $1.8 million in dead money should they elect to release him.
In 2015, Griffin appeared in 14 games for 97 tackles, one sack, one interception, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus rates Griffin as the No. 63 overall safety out of 87 qualifiers.
We will provide more information regarding Griffin and the Titans as the news becomes available.