The Tennessee Titans have made numerous underrated moves through free agency this offseason to help improve the roster.
One addition, Arden Key, was a huge asset for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. Now, he claims his former team disrespected him during free agency.
According to Kevin Patra, Key isn’t too happy with Jacksonville right now. Luckily for him, he’ll have the chance to play against them twice a year over the next three seasons.
After being one of the Jaguars’ most efficient players on defense, Key claims he was shocked the organization didn’t do more to keep him in Jacksonville. Meanwhile, the Titans viewed him as a worthy defensive end and are giving him a starting opportunity.
“With Jacksonville, it was a shock to me. I ain’t gonna lie. After the year, I thought I was going to be a Jacksonville Jaguar. I felt disrespected because I came in over there, built up the culture, brought a whole lot of energy, changed the city, changed the town. I felt like in my rightful mind, I was going to be a Jacksonville Jaguar. That didn’t happen.”
If anything, this is music to Titans fans’ ears. Arden Key proved to be a game wrecker these last two years.
After resurrecting his career with the San Francisco 49ers, Key became a top pass rusher in Jacksonville. Now, he’s going to be a starting defensive end for the Titans.
In the end though, Key still loves the fans and people of Jacksonville. It’s just that he’s looking forward to playing the Jaguars next season, per Patra.
“‘I still love the players, love the teammates, love the city, love the fans, but yeah, we gotta see them twice,’ he said with a smirk.”