Titans Linebacker Plans On Retiring Before Super Bowl

Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan announced his plans to retire from the before Super Bowl 2020 at the age of 30. Derrick spent his nine-year career playing for the Titans. Morgan was selected with the 16th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. He finished his career with 305 tackles and 44.5 sacks.

Last season, Morgan played out the final year of the four-year $27 million deal he signed in 2014. Playing thirteen games and missing three games because of injuries. Even though his retirement may come as a surprise to a lot of people, Morgan said he had an inclination that his time in the league was coming to an end. Titans faithful would disagree.

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“My purpose in life is bigger than the game,” Morgan told ESPN. “What football taught me was the power of influence. My goal is to create better and more meaningful opportunities for marginalized communities. This to break the cycles of generational poverty. Also, build greater wealth and economic mobility. I feel a deep responsibility to leverage my platform for this.”

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Morgan also posted a message on Twitter, saying, “I’ve always said 2 things about my career. 1. I would play as long as it made sense. And 2. I wanted to leave the game on my OWN terms. And over 9 years, 5 head coaches, 9 surgeries and seeing a locker room turn over multiple times I am thankful to say that I accomplished both of those goals.”

During his playing career, Morgan was involved in real estate and other business ventures. He plans on expanding his impact in his community with a large project in his hometown of Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

With his decision to retire before the start of the upcoming season, Morgan joins former teammate Brian Orokpo, who decided to retire in December, as the second Titans linebacker to retire this offseason. The Titans will have a new look this season.

July 19, 2019 by : Posted in 2020 No Comments

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