Jeffery Simmons Gives Big Update on Titans Future

Tyler Maher
Jeffery Simmons provided a big update on his potential future with the Tennessee Titans.
Jeffery Simmons provided a big update on his potential future with the Tennessee Titans. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Coming off of a disappointing 7-10 season, the Tennessee Titans have a lot to sort out this offseason. That includes the contract status of star defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, who has publicly requested a contract extension.

Fortunately for Simmons and Tennessee, he has a positive update on the situation.

Jeffery Simmons Contract Extension

Simmons told Titans reporter Jim Wyatt that he is one of GM Ran Carthon's "priorities" this offseason. Simmons also reiterated his desire to stay with Tennessee.

The 25-year-old defensive lineman is still a year away from free agency, but he's repeatedly expressed his desire for a contract extension in recent months. He was not dissuaded by the team's poor performance and 2022 and wishes to remain with the Titans for the foreseeable future.

It's only been a few weeks since Carthon was hired as Tennessee's new GM, so he has a lot on his plate right now. Still, one of his focuses should be on getting Simmons' contract squared away so that he's happy going into 2023.

From Carthon's perspective, locking up Simmons should be a no-brainer. The 2019 first-round pick is one of the best defensive linemen in the league and is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances. He clearly likes Tennessee and wants to stick around, too, so hammering out a deal shouldn't be too difficult.

Time will tell if Carthon is able to get one done before the 2023 season starts, but with seven months to go he still has plenty of time.

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