Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins said Wednesday that his focus is on the final three games of the season and not his uncertain future.
Collins, who will turn 38 in just over two weeks, is set to complete the two-year, $15 million extension he signed after the 2008 season. Barring another extension, Collins will become a free agent after the season. After 16 seasons in the NFL, retirement might also be an option for the veteran quarterback who has been with the Titans since 2006. Certainly, the looming lockout might affect Collins' decision on his future.
“I know this: I can still play. I'm focused on what we're doing right now. I'm a firm believer that all those things take care of themselves when the time is right. So for that matter, I'm just kind of focused on what we're doing right now,” Collins said.
Collins, who began the season as the backup to Vince Young, has played in seven games with four starts this season.
“I'm excited about the opportunity to play. I'm not a full-time starter anymore, and more so I relish these opportunities,” Collins said.
At the end of Thursday night's 30-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Collins reached a milestone with his 200th career touchdown pass. And with 331 more yards passing, he can become the 12th quarterback in NFL history with 40,000 career passing yards.