Collins: 'I am where I wanted to be'


Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

The Titans just sent out quotes from Kerry Collins, who remains the Titans' starting quarterback with what ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton has reported as a two-year, $15 million contract with $8.5 million guaranteed.

About the process and if it was a relief to get the contract done:

Kerry Collins: First of all let me say I am where I wanted to be and I want to thank Mr. Adams, Mike (Reinfeldt), Jeff (Fisher) and the coaches for everyone's support. I am relieved to get it done. This is where I wanted to be and my family loves Nashville. It is just part of the process. Free agency comes about and there are lots of talks and rumors. At the end of the day, this is where I want to be and I am happy it worked out.

What was the interest level from other teams?

KC: There was definitely interest that came in [Friday] from other places, but when things got going really well with the Titans, I forgot about those other things and just concentrated on being here and I am glad it worked out.

What are the expectations for the upcoming seasons?

KC: I think we need to look at taking it a step further. We had a great regular season and it didn't end up the way we wanted it to in the playoffs, but we have the nucleus and the people to take another run at it and I am glad to be a part of it.