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Short on QBs, Kendall Wright would love a chance to throw

Kendall Wright AP

With Clipboard Jesus resting (what has it been six days?) with a hand injury, the Titans might be down to just two quarterbacks Saturday night.

But even if Jake Locker and Zach Mettenberger could handle the load with Charlie Whitehurst out, the Titans do have another option.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, wide receiver Kendall Wright would be the emergency quarterback if it ever got to that point.

I’d put Kendall back there in the shotgun and let him run around with it,” Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “He can throw it, too.”

Wright was a high school quarterback in Texas, and sounded excited about the chance.

“I’d be ready,” he said. “If he needed me to do that, I’d do it immediately for him, preseason game, regular season game, any game. … And I think I’d be pretty good back there. I think I could make something happen.”

Whitehurst is apparently dealing with a pinkie finger injury, since that’s what has been taped since last Friday’s game. He hasn’t talked to reporters, and there’s no sense that it’s a long-term injury.

He could probably rise and be fine in a few days, but in case they need him this weekend, Wright will be ready for the call.

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15 Responses to “Short on QBs, Kendall Wright would love a chance to throw”
  1. ctiggs says: Aug 20, 2014 9:07 AM

    He is the best QB on the team already.

  2. floratiotime says: Aug 20, 2014 9:08 AM

    Me too.

  3. daburgher says: Aug 20, 2014 9:11 AM

    that would be fun to watch

  4. titansbro says: Aug 20, 2014 9:12 AM

    Lol lets do it.

    JK, don’t need our best offensive player getting injured trying to play QB in a preseason game. Let Locker & Mettenberger take all the snaps.

  5. RegisHawk says: Aug 20, 2014 9:14 AM

    T-Peezy available…

  6. gayforbrady says: Aug 20, 2014 9:17 AM

    Another team which could use Ryan Mallett.

    Just pull the trigger.

  7. thegrigga49 says: Aug 20, 2014 9:24 AM

    Kendall Wright is a beast.

  8. crik911 says: Aug 20, 2014 9:25 AM

    Uh oh Charlie hasn’t talked to reporters, why isn’t that a big deal? Why no fines? Cuz no one cares, Sorry Marshawn.

  9. largent80100 says: Aug 20, 2014 9:34 AM

    I would give him a shot, nothing can be worse than Clipbaord Jesus.

  10. gmfw7 says: Aug 20, 2014 9:46 AM

    ahahaha “he could probably rise and be fine in a few days”. touche sir.

  11. titansbro says: Aug 20, 2014 10:26 AM

    No one wants Mallet, he flat out sucks. If Locker stays healthy he’s gonna surprise some people this year. And I’ve liked what I’ve seen from Mettenberger this preseason. Just roll with 2 QBs for preseason until Whitehurst gets back.

  12. tennesseetitan78 says: Aug 20, 2014 10:43 AM

    Mettenburger should be the #2 QB….not clip board Jesus. Mettenburgers gonna be a very good QB in this league!!

  13. granadafan says: Aug 20, 2014 11:21 AM

    Showing my age here, but years ago Bill Walsh let Freddie Solomon, a former QB turned WR, take one snap at QB at the end of the season (his last I think). He took a knee and then afterwards sprinted around the field as if he had scored a TD he was so excited. It would be awesome if Kendall Wright could take a few snaps.

  14. devildog911 says: Aug 20, 2014 11:27 AM

    I’m pretty sure he can fill in as a running back too.

  15. rajbais says: Aug 20, 2014 3:55 PM

    Joe Webb, Christian ponder, ryan Nassib, Sean renfree, terrelle Pryor, and Matt Scott are upgrades over Charlie Whitehurst.

    It is too bad that Tennessee’s current coach is only good when Kurt Warner is playing. He is no quarterback genius.

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