If nothing changes, the only thing standing between a Ryan Tannehill injury ruining the Tennessee Titans’ 2020 season is Logan Woodside.
While Woodside showed flashes in the preseason last year, the truth is he has never taken a regular season snap, nor does he have any qualities that really stand out.
This is why the Titans must explore all of their options for backup quarterback. Not doing so would be risky at best.
We already compiled a list earlier this month, but after the first wave of free agency some of our original suggested options are gone, while a few more have popped up.
The original list included six signal-callers, three of which have been signed:
- Case Keenum: Signed with Browns
- A.J. McCarron: Re-signed with Texans
- Chase Daniel: Signed with Lions
Here’s a look at an updated list of free-agent backup quarterbacks who are both realistic and affordable that the Titans should be taking a look at.
Note: P.J. Walker was originally on this list, but has since been signed by the Carolina Panthers, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
One backup quarterback option with starting and playoff experience out there is Blake Bortles, who spent the 2019 season as the backup to Jared Goff in Los Angeles.
A lot of fans will scoff at the idea of having Bortles on the team because of his history with the Titans’ division rival, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and his issues with consistency over the years as the team’s starter.
However, Bortles does offer a strong arm and mobility, which is a nice fit for this offense should he be called into action.
Is he a starting-caliber quarterback? No, but he is a solid option to have as a backup just in case.