The Tennessee Titans will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in one of the AFC Wild Card games this weekend, but it sounds like at least one of their players will be keeping an eye on the performance of the Jacksonville Jaguars — their division rival.
Titans lineman Jurrell Casey appeared on a local Nashville radio station on Tuesday, and was asked about the Jags chances in the playoffs.
“As long as Bortles is back there, if the ball game is in his hands, he’s going to choke,” Casey said on 104.5 The Zone.
Jacksonville finished 10-6 to win the AFC South, but the Titans swept the season series against their division rivals and finished a single game behind the Jags, at 9-7.
Bortles has played well in 2017, but a lot of analysts still don’t trust him in big situations. Casey later turned to Twitter to clarify his comments, saying it was all just mental warfare.
— Jurrell Casey (@Jurrellc) January 3, 2018
Unfortunately, it’s extremely unlikely that the Titans and Jaguars will meet in the postseason this year. If both teams manage to win their Wild Card games (against the Chiefs and Bills, respectively), the Titans would have to travel to New England to take on the defending champion Patriots and the Jags would have to top Big Ben and the Steelers in Pittsburgh in order to set up a Titans-Jaguars AFC Championship game. So maybe don’t put your money down on that one, yet.