The team used the 10th overall pick in the 2013 draft to select Warmack, a first team All-American selection from Alabama to make Warmack their starting right guard.
Head coach Mike Mularkey spoke of the possibility that the team will move Warmack to left guard, the position he played at Alabama.
A statement released by general manager Jon Robinson described the Titans decision to not pick up the option at this time, and also leaving open the possibility of Warmack remaining with the team after this season.
“We have decided to decline the fifth-year option for G Chance Warmack. At this point and time for our football team, as we manage the roster and salary cap, we believe this is in the best interest of our team," the statment read. "We talked to Chance and his representation this morning to inform them of our decision. We expect Chance to play well for us this year; and we are not closing the door on his long-term future with our franchise.”
Warmack has started all but two games during his three-year career with the Titans and many analysts, and two scouts that spoke with TitanRedZone on the condition of anonymity believe Warmack is a better fit for the left side.
Whether Warmack remains at right guard, or moves to the left side, the Titans must still find a player to fill the other guard position. Veteran Byron Bell along with 2015 undrafted free-agent Quinton Spain and rookie fifth round draft pick Sebastian Tretola will likely battle for that starting spot in training camp.
Warmack is set to earn a roster bonus of $1.389 million with a guaranteed base salary of $675,000 in 2016.