It’s not what you’re thinking, but there’s a real possibility that Tennessee and Denver will have acquired each team’s respective backup QB’s from last season by the end of free agency. The Denver Post has reported that former Broncos backup, Patrick Ramsey, has narrowed his options to the Titans and the New England Patriots.
Former Titans QB, Chris Simms signed with the Broncos on March 4th, presumably to back up Jay Cutler.
For those of you wondering about the prospects of Cutler returning to Nashville to play for the Titans, I wouldn’t get my hopes up too much. It’s been rumored for a while now, that Denver would want a starting QB, as opposed to draft picks in return for their Pro-Bowler. There’s little chance that they have much interest in either Kerry Collins (age) or Vince Young (we’ll call it inconsistency), and they already have the quarterback from last year’s Titans roster that they’re highest on.
According to profootballtalk.com‘s Mike Florio new Denver head coach, Josh McDaniels, is re-asserting that Jay Cutler is and will remain the Broncos quarterback, but Florio doesn’t buy it:
And we won’t buy it until the Broncos tell Cutler and agent Bus Cook in no uncertain terms that Cutler’s options for 2009 are to play for the Broncos, or to play for no one.
We remain convinced that Friday’s report of “more than ten” teams calling last week about Cutler was leaked by the Broncos, specifically to open the bidding for the disgruntled quarterback.
Who knows, Tennessee might very well have been one of those ten or so teams, but with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins looking to be the favorites if anyone lands Cutler, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a Nashville homecoming.
In other news it looks like the Titans will open next season’s NFL slate on September 10th with a visit to Heinz Field to face the NFL Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Next year’s full schedule is yet to be released, but it looks like Tennessee will get at least a little bit of national recognition for having a league best 13-3 record last season.
By the way, it seems that many people around the network are mentioning their Twitter sites. We’ve got one too, and you can follow us here: twitter.com/TitanSized
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