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.