Former Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan was released from the team about a week ago, a move he previously said he saw coming after missing most of the 2022 season due to a knee injury.
The three-time Pro Bowler was drafted by the Titans as the 11th pick of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and played for them for nine years, helping turn around the franchise and bring some winning seasons back to Nashville.
He signed the highest-paying NFL contract ever (at the time) for a left tackle back in 2018, and also became the longest tenured Titan after spending almost a decade with the team.
Needless to say, he became a fixture of the Titans and clearly meant a lot to the city and fans.
Taylor also hosts the very popular Bussin’ With the Boys podcast, which is in partnership with Barstool Sports, and has been pretty open with fans about his NFL future on the show, though he says as of now, he’s still undecided about if he’ll play for another team next season.
At the time of his release, the Titans social media team shared a really nice video thanking Taylor for everything, saying he was “forever a Titan”:
I mean, the guy played there for almost a decade, gave everything he had to the organization, and helped turn the team into a competitive squad that was making playoff appearances, with six consecutive winning seasons from 2016 to 2021, and you just dump his stuff off in trash bags on the porch?
Taylor even shared a photo of his belongings on the front porch, sarcastically joking that they “even let me keep the shoulder pads”:
“Shout out to the Titans dropping my stuff off today.
They even let me keep the shoulder pads. ”
In a recent episode of his aforementioned podcast, Taylor seemed touched by his time with the Titans and spoke in-depth about how grateful he was for his time there:
You can check out the full episode here:
I feel like this pretty much sums it up…
“Thanks for everything you’ve done, maybe one day you’ll be in the ring of honor” pic.twitter.com/ljfDHXUZSF
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