Titans look at free-agent quarterbacks

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Officially, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is day-to-day with a hamstring injury. Unofficially, the Titans are looking at other quarterbacks.

Per a league source, Brandon Weeden, Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, and T.J. Yates worked out for the Titans on Tuesday.

Not included in the group was Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III, or any other mobile quarterback who would simulate the skill set of Mariota.

With only Matt Cassel on the roster and Tyler Ferguson on the practice squad, the Titans apparently are considering potential backups for Cassel, if Mariota isn’t able to play on Sunday, when the Titans face the Dolphins in Miami.

51 responses to “Titans look at free-agent quarterbacks

  1. Not included in the group was Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III
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    Have to stir the pot, don’t you.

  2. Great… time to start up the Kaepernick talk again.

    I think the Titans need to look at more long-term solutions at QB. Mariota is regressing every year, and he can’t play 16 games. The 2018 draft may be too early to draft one high, but 2019 could provide a good opportunity as Mariota’s contract runs out. Maybe they can consider a new coaching staff too…

  3. Mariota has not regressed each year, just stop. He was good his rookie year, then better last year. He got better from year 1 to year 2, that’s not regression. This year he hasn’t looked great admittedly. And yes, he has missed some time with injuries. But so has Derek Carr, you giving up on him? Remember Matt Stafford in the early part of his career? Always hurt. These could be freak injuries. He didn’t have injury issues in college like Jake Locker did. It is NOT time to give up on Mariota, that’s downright stupid.

    But it is certainly fair to ask why we aren’t looking at the best FA QB out there even if we all know the real answer. I don’t think CK is great by any means, but his style is similar to Mariota & he is better than anyone available, including Cassel.

  4. Kaepernick would make the most sense, as he’s the most “Mariota-like” QB out there. No sense in going all in on another type of QB and have to rewrite the strategy.

    RGIII needs to move on – he’s one open field tackle away from being turned into a pile of dust and torn ligaments

  5. I used to say the biggest problem CK has (other than the kneeling thing) is that he doesn’t fit in many systems. As a Titans fan it pains me to admit he does fit in this system. That said, I’d rather sign RG-me than CK… we already have a few guys on the roster more concerned with protesting than playing, we don’t need to stoke the flames.

  6. Remember when you Titans fans wouldnt accept the label of “injury prone”? Acceptance is the first step.

  7. Brandon Weeden, Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, and T.J. Yates are proven losers at QB. Whoever buys tickets to games they are quarterbacking doesn’t care about wins and losses.

    If you know anything about football, you know Kapernick is better than all of these guys.

    But don’t do it cuz he peacefully protested racial injustice. A peaceful protest is too American for many of you neo-Nazis, I know, but unfortunately you’re living in a country that was founded upon the right to a peaceful protest. It’s called freedom.

  8. Well, this just won’t sit well with some journalists! How dare the GM of the Titans decide for themselves who they want to bring in to look at!

  9. If the guy had the fortitude to admit that he chose the wrong forum for his personal protests, he’d have a job tomorrow. If he doesn’t think that is the case, he can live with the consequences.

  10. Marcus is 2-2 on the season. If he plays this weekend, that will be five games and counting with none missed. Where does all of this injury prone stuff come from? A big fat guy breaking his leg in week 15 last season?

  11. Mariota is a passing QB that can run when he has to. Kaepernick and RG3 are running QBs that can occasionally pass.

    It is not a similar skill set.

  12. gotitan says:
    October 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    Marcus is 2-2 on the season. If he plays this weekend, that will be five games and counting with none missed. Where does all of this injury prone stuff come from? A big fat guy breaking his leg in week 15 last season?

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    Not quite. Google is only a click away.

  13. @savethebs –

    The sooner they admit that Mariota is a problem, the better they’ll be in the long-term. He seems like a good guy and a decent QB, but not a great QB. Even if he did miraculously stay healthy and miraculously lead them to the playoffs, he would just choke and play like he did against the Texans. 100% guaranteed. 100%. No doubt in my mind. I’ve been waiting since 2008 for them to at least make the playoffs, but it’s not going to happen with Short-pass Mariota and it’s certainly not going to happen with an aging Matt Freakin Cassel! I’m so tired of “maybe next year…” Why can’t we see one good season? Just give me something!

  14. With the tremendous skillset of Brandon Weeden, Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, and T.J. Yates available, why would any team consider signing a QB like Kaepernick.

    Besides I wouldn’t want to “stoke the flames” by signing Kaepernick. After all the “others” might think that they can buck the system too.

  15. Actually a really good fit for the Titans would be Packers #2 Brett Hundley but he is not available unless they would want to trade. Hundley will be starting for someone next year.

  16. Those advocating for Kaepernick don’t seem to understand that the NFL is actually a collection of business franchises which can only make money or even break even by acquiring a fan base, placing them in seats for games and selling them merchandise. The last thing any such business needs is hiring a player of marginal quality who will alienate a significant percentage of the fan base. This would be true even if the alternative is losing a few extra games (although I don’t think that part is operational in the case of Kaepernick anyway – there are other options of at least equivalent skill level).

  17. I could name at least 4 second string QB’s that the Titans should consider trading for before consider Kaep. Forget his pig socks and kneeling, the bottom line is that he sucks at QB.

  18. If Kaep could come in and play, I wouldn’t give a damn what his pregame activities were. But the fact is, football is not his priority, and that’s the top thing owners/GMs look for.

  19. livingintruth2016 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 2:08 pm
    Those advocating for Kaepernick don’t seem to understand that the NFL is actually a collection of business franchises which can only make money or even break even by acquiring a fan base, placing them in seats for games and selling them merchandise. The last thing any such business needs is hiring a player of marginal quality who will alienate a significant percentage of the fan base. This would be true even if the alternative is losing a few extra games (although I don’t think that part is operational in the case of Kaepernick anyway – there are other options of at least equivalent skill level).

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    LOL I really hope you are trolling if you think NFL franchises are struggling to break even. If you really think that most of the money comes form ticket sales why would the chargers move. You’re an absolute joke

  20. The Dolphins offered to pay Cutler’s airfare if the Titans will take him back to Nashville.

    Remember, Jay, the flight is non-smoking.

  21. 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.

  22. RG3 and Mariotta could make a great team this year. They both play the exact same style. If Mariotta went down, RG3 is an equal replacement, no downside. If RG3 went down, Mariotta ready. In fact it makes the most sense given Tennessee’s situation. I mean, colleges do it all the time. And Bill Walsh did it with Joe Montana and Steve Young for a few years.

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