INDIANAPOLIS - Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt and Coach Jeff Fisher reiterated their desire to re-sign quarterback Kerry Collins Friday at the NFL Combine.
Reinfeldt said the Titans can match an offer the quarterback receives if he gets to the free agent market.
Collins can become an unrestricted free agent unless he signs a new deal by next Friday, and Reinfeldt said he has a meeting scheduled with the quarterback’s agent David Dunn this weekend at the Combine.
In the event Collins were to get to the open market, however, it does appear that he would give the Titans the chance to come close to matching any offer he might receive elsewhere.
“I think he’s comfortable in Tennessee. I think he like his teammates and he likes the city,” Reinfeldt said. “I think we would be willing to pay whatever anybody else is willing to pay him.”
Reinfeldt admitted that Collins’ representatives could be waiting to see what it costs Arizona to re-sign Kurt Warner, who is also a free agent, and then try to base their own deal off a percentage of the value of any deal Warner agrees to.
Added Fisher, “As I expressed at the end of the season, we would like to have Kerry back as our starter, and so Mike’s working hard to try to get that done.”
He also believes Collins will extend the courtesy of allowing the Titans to match any offer he might receive on the open market.
"I believe that’d be the case, because I believe he really likes it there, and he’s made a second home there, and he’s got friends there. And it’s hard to write songs outside of Nashville," Fisher said, referring to Collins' country music aspirations.
I believe that’d be the case, because I believe he really
likes it there, and he’s made a second home there, and he’s got friends there.
And it’s hard to write songs outside of Nashville.