As we mentioned last night, plenty of the teams that drafted quarterbacks over the weekend still need to pick up a veteran once free agency starts again.
The Titans need to grab another arm, and they aren’t looking for a guy to sit behind Jake Locker.
“We’d still like a guy that’s been a seasoned guy that could step in and play. I don’t think we want to put the pressure on Jake to have to do it. I think we want to be able to let him go at his own pace,” G.M. Mike Reinfeldt said over the weekend via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
Tennessee clearly isn’t looking for Locker to be the Week One starter, which makes a lot of sense to us. The pressure to put Locker in there may be huge, however, if the Titans can’t win games early.
“I think [Jake] is going to be able to go faster than people think he can, but I think we need to have a veteran that we can throw in for a bunch of the season and be comfortable with him for winning games.”
The Titans envision a veteran coming in on a two-year contract. Matt Hasselbeck could make some sense if he was willing to move to the East Coast for a rebuilding team. Perhaps they could be a fallback team if the Vikings don’t want Donovan McNabb.
Marc Bulger, Alex Smith, Derek Anderson, and possibly, uh, Jake Delhomme eventually could also be options.