Titans free agent OLB Derrick Morgan said he’s getting the feeling that he could be playing for another team in 2015.
“All of this is a new experience for me, so I am not getting caught up in the hype and free agency. At the end of the day, it is about playing football,” Morgan said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tenneesean. “If that’s with the Titans, then great. But if I feel like it might be somewhere else, that’s also good. I am just taking it day by day.”
According to Morgan, the two sides haven’t any serious talks regarding an extension up to this point.
“Basically, I haven’t made any decisions like ‘I don’t want to go back to Tennessee.’ That is still a viable option for me. But I haven’t had any serious talks with them so far,” said Morgan. “I want to see what their plans are, too, and see what their vision is as far as the organization, their plan for success.
“My biggest thing is I want to win. I have been losing for five years and I want to win. If I feel like that’s a good chance in Tennessee, it would be an option for me to stay. But I have to do what is right for me and my family at the end of the day.”
Previous reports had said that re-signing Morgan was a priority for the team, and while that could still be the case, it’s curious that they haven’t been more aggressive to discuss an extension with him.
It’s worth mentioning that the Morgan recently changed agents, which could explain the lack of talks to some degree.
Morgan, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Titans. He played out his five-year, $15,395,010 rookie contract that included $10.6 million guaranteed and is now prepared to test the open market in the next few months.
In 2014, Morgan recorded 63 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and seven pass defenses for the Titans over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 8 outside linebacker in a 3-4 system out of 46 qualifying players this past season.
We have him listed as the No. 34 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.