While rebuffing the advances of Chip Kelly, it became obvious that the Titans were more into Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota than they ever let on.
But it was their degree of interest in another quarterback that should also be noted, and could be a big problem down the road for his team.
According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, the Titans had “zero interest” in Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, which is why a deal with Chicago “never got off the ground.”
It should have been obvious months ago that the Bears realized they were stuck with Cutler rather than eagerly anticipating a new relationship with a coach John Fox.
But the fact they’d offer him up on the clock last night shows how tough it’s going to be to patch things up. While the fiscal pinch Cutler has the Bears in might prevent him getting the financial apology like Sam Bradford, it also won’t make it any easier to part ways with him next year or pawn him off on someone else.