The Tennessee Titans have made their decision at the backup quarterback spot, as the team has confirmed the release of veteran Matt Barkley, making Logan Woodside the No. 2 behind Ryan Tannehill going into 2021.
It was a fairly close race between the two, with neither really sweeping us off our feet. However, Woodside sealed the deal in preseason Week 3 after clearly outperforming Barkley against the Chicago Bears.
Barkley was included on the Titans’ initial 53-man roster, but it was really just a technicality, as Tennessee had extra spots with nine players — including Tannehill — on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Taking Barkley’s spot on the roster is former Titans sixth-round pick, Corey Levin, who was claimed off waivers on Wednesday.
Woodside has been someone we’ve counted out for a few years now, but he keeps finding a way to stick in Nashville. Still, his lack of NFL experience is troubling should he be called upon thanks to his never having thrown a regular season pass.
As for Barkley: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Titans would like to bring the veteran back on their practice squad. It remains to be seen if Barkley is interested, but he’d be a solid option to have in case of emergency.
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