Titans add backup quarterback Brandon Weeden

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Brandon Weeden is being handed another opportunity in the NFL.

Weeden, the former Browns first-round pick who has been largely unimpressive during his stints in Cleveland, Dallas and Houston, will now head to Tennessee. The Titans signed him today, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

The Titans decided to add another quarterback after Marcus Mariota suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday. It’s not clear how much time Mariota will miss, but Tennessee wanted another quarterback in addition to Matt Cassel, who finished Sunday’s game after Mariota went down.

Weeden last played an NFL game in 2015, when he started three games with the Cowboys, got cut and then signed with Houston and started one game with the Texans.

30 responses to “Titans add backup quarterback Brandon Weeden

  1. I can’t put my fingers on it… I am just wondering why NFL ratings are down… just can’t. could it be some young people kneeling?

    – Weeden
    – Keenum
    – Savage
    – Tolzien
    – Glennon

    I just can’t. Can somebody help me out…

  2. citizenstrange says:
    Why do the Titans hate FREEDOM? Sign Kaepernick!

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    The Titans hate losing money, not freedom. Signing an America-hating communist like Colin Kaepernick would wreak havoc with merchandise sales, viewership numbers, etc.

    Totally legit reasons for not signing him. Kudos to the Titans.


  3. – Weeden
    – Keenum
    – Savage
    – Tolzien
    – Glennon

    You can add Cassel to that list after Sunday. He hasn’t been any good since 2010. But yet teams keep signing him for some reason. And E.J. Manuel. He hasn’t been any good ever.

  4. Monday Night Football on 10/16 … Colts @ Titans.

    I hope it’s Mariota vs. Luck and not Cassel/Weeden vs. Brissett.

  5. why do fans care more about a player’s politics than winning? Brandon Weeden is the trashiest QB I’ve ever watched.

  6. RavenzGunnerz says:
    October 3, 2017 at 2:07 pm
    I can’t put my fingers on it… I am just wondering why NFL ratings are down… just can’t. could it be some young people kneeling?

    – Weeden
    – Keenum
    – Savage
    – Tolzien
    – Glennon

    I just can’t. Can somebody help me out…
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    Actually ratings are up this season. Did you bother looking before commenting?

    You look silly now.

  7. eaglefan94 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    why do fans care more about a player’s politics than winning? Brandon Weeden is the trashiest QB I’ve ever watched.
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    Brandon Weeden may be the trashiest QB you’ve ever watched but he is the best pure passer Jerry Jones has ever seen.

    To the sign Kaep crowd:
    TN doesn’t have the kind of cache with their bible belt redneck fan base that could accommodate the backla$h that would come with signing him. It would be beyond a bad business decision and make no mistake the business of football is what matters to owners. The color that count$ to an NFL owner isn’t black or white it’s green.

  8. Kaepernick aside, are you telling me there is no better option than Brandon Weeden?

    Your practice squad guy has to know more plays and be a better option than this guy? Right? Right?

  9. Titans are done this year. Tank the rest & get another high pick. Brandon effing Weeden?!? C’mon JRob. I know you’re in redneck country but CK is twice the player Weeden is & he fits our team better. And just because stupid people think his protest is against the military (when he’s said 100 times it isn’t) doesn’t mean he should be penalized.

    -Titans fan & Veteran

  10. Why pay Weeden a dime?
    If Cassel starts they are already likely to lose. IF Cassel is hurt, what are the chances Weeden, who was terrible and hasn’t played in over a year, will come in and play well enough to beat a pro team?

    Why not save that cap money and use it for a different player in the future?

  11. Kaepernick > Weeden. There is no intelligent rebuttal to that sentence. That teams, owners, and fans would rather tank a season than confront social injustice is mind-boggling.

  12. Weeden played well in Houston when he got the chance. I was surprised they let him go.

    But if you’re looking for talent, Kaepernik is better by far. Everyone knows that, except for the
    sheet-and-hood guys, Trump Trolls, etc.

    Politics will make you do stupid things, if you let it.

  13. blakeleyish says:
    October 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm
    Kaepernick > Weeden. There is no intelligent rebuttal to that sentence. That teams, owners, and fans would rather tank a season than confront social injustice is mind-boggling
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    This is not the whole issue. Put aside TN fans are largely republican and the backlash that would come from signing him. You think your darling Kaepernick will sign a league minimum contract to back up the back up for 2-4 weeks while Mariota is out??? He may be better than Weeden and he may be a better fit in their offense than Weeden it still doesn’t mean he would sign with TN. And how would it make sense for TN to spend big dollars on a rented 2nd to 3rd string QB. They are going young and building something.

    There is so much more to teams not signing him then them being afraid to confront social injustice whether you or PoliticalFootballTalk.com want to admit it or not

  14. I think this pretty much settles the debate on whether or not Kaep is blackballed. If the Titans will sign WEEDEN over him, he’s never getting signed anywhere.

  15. Any Cowboy fan can tell you that neither Weeden nor Cassell are the answer. If CK worked in Nashville it would be easier for he and Lee Greenwood to hook up for a duet.

  16. mandings36 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm
    Kaepernick aside, are you telling me there is no better option than Brandon Weeden?

    Your practice squad guy has to know more plays and be a better option than this guy? Right? Right?

    He has a broken foot and is on IR otherwise I have no doubt they would activate Tanney from the practice squad.

  17. Would Kaep even take a 3rd string QB job in Tennessee? I get the feeling he’d see that as “beneath him”

    The smart money is waiting for Josh McCown to get injured… that’s Kaep’s best shot of starting this year… Kaep has openly flirted with the Jets before… liberal city… seems like as good a landing place for him… unless there’s more conservative Jets fans out there than I think there are, of course…

  18. 3xapple says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm
    I think this pretty much settles the debate on whether or not Kaep is blackballed. If the Titans will sign WEEDEN over him, he’s never getting signed anywhere.
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    It’s not Keapernick being blackballed that is keeping him unemployed, it’s fear of fan backlash.

  19. How did Kaepernick get to be better than Tom Savage, Brandon Weeden, or Mike Glennon? Your argument is just that those guys aren’t good. Well, in case you forgot, Kaepernick is not good either. At best, he’s even with those guys, and none of them became vegans and lost the one advantage that put them in the NFL in the first place.

  20. ak185 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 6:11 am
    How did Kaepernick get to be better than Tom Savage, Brandon Weeden, or Mike Glennon? Your argument is just that those guys aren’t good. Well, in case you forgot, Kaepernick is not good either. At best, he’s even with those guys, and none of them became vegans and lost the one advantage that put them in the NFL in the first place.

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    Did any of those guys have a 4-1 TD ratio last year? Kaep did. Did any of those guys ever bring their teams to consecutive Superbowl / Conference Championship seasons? Right. That’s why Kaep is better.

  21. 4gone says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm
    blakeleyish says:
    October 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm
    Kaepernick > Weeden. There is no intelligent rebuttal to that sentence. That teams, owners, and fans would rather tank a season than confront social injustice is mind-boggling
    —————————————————————————-

    This is not the whole issue. Put aside TN fans are largely republican and the backlash that would come from signing him. You think your darling Kaepernick will sign a league minimum contract to back up the back up for 2-4 weeks while Mariota is out??? He may be better than Weeden and he may be a better fit in their offense than Weeden it still doesn’t mean he would sign with TN. And how would it make sense for TN to spend big dollars on a rented 2nd to 3rd string QB. They are going young and building something.

    There is so much more to teams not signing him then them being afraid to confront social injustice whether you or PoliticalFootballTalk.com want to admit it or not

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    It is exactly the whole issue. You made my point for me. You just said a whole bunch of other things that reduce down to my point. Which is that teams, fans, and owners, would rather tank a season than bring in a QB who is a legitimately good human being. Who puts his money where his mouth is. Who donates suits to homeless men looking for jobs. Who protests peacefully instead of violently. If the Republican fan base of TN has a problem with that, what does that say about them?

    I don’t know whether or not Kaep would sign a 3rd string contract. He hasn’t been offered one. What I do know is that he has consistently floated the message that he has been working out, is in football shape, and waiting for a phone call. For the Titans, however, it would make sense for to offer him a contract considering that coming into this season they were billed as the front-runners of the AFC South. If that is true, it’s only true if they can sustain their QB play, like any other team in the league. If Mariota is out for more than a couple of weeks with Weeden at the reigns, their season is over. Period. Especially considering the Texans know everything about Brandon Weeden. However, if the Titans had a competent replacement that might actually win a few games while Mariota is recovering, they could still make a run to the playoffs.

  22. Kaep is probably asking for a starting QB’s salary to pay all of the people online to be his personal agents.

    A 4:1 TB to INT ratio is, believe it or not, not the total measure of a QB’s value. For instance, I could tell you (something I would wager would be mostly ignored) that Kaep didn’t even have a 60% completion ratio last year. Is THAT a good QB? A 4:1 TD-INT ratio is also a lot easier to have when the player in question can’t even throw 20 touchdowns. Or even 2500 yards. So, he’s a terrible pocket passer, his effort and interest in football is questionable, and he’s more expensive than Weeden. I’ll give you one thing-he’s better than Matt Cassel. But as long as Cassel is mentoring and not actually playing, Cassel has value. Kaepernick, even at his height, could not progress through his reads. What advice can he give? “Oh, yeah, just tuck it and run, that always works.”

    So the coach says he doesn’t fit his system. His passing stats are below average. There is no reason to sign him besides support for his point of view. It’s not the Titans’ job to give him a job, and he has not demonstrated value significant enough to make him worth signing, especially over cheaper options who, despite their own individual struggles, have demonstrated the ability to play as a passer.

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