With Vince Young out and Jake Locker in and Rusty Smith not sufficiently experienced or veteran to serve as an experienced veteran, some believed that Titans quarterback Kerry Collins may stick around for another year, while Locker gets up to speed.
Teammate Jake Scott recently told Ross Tucker and Peter King of SiriusXM NFL Radio, via King’s indispensable MMQB column, that Collins may simply decide to call it quits.
“I’m not sure Kerry isn’t going to say, ‘I’m done,’ and ride off into the sunset,” Scott said. “I don’t think he wants to come back and be a nursemaid to a young kid. Money’s not an issue to him.”
If that’s the case, then the Titans need to decide whether to bring in a different veteran, whether to let Locker handle the job as a rookie, or whether to give Rusty Smith a shot at being the short-term solution, while hoping that Smith doesn’t become so good that they can’t get Locker onto the field.