— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 19, 2013
News broke earlier this week that the Tennessee Titans had signed veteran quarterback John Skelton following starter Jake Locker‘s season-ending injury. This also came after current backup, Ryan Fitzpatrick, couldn’t lead the team to a win vs. Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, dropping the Titans to 4-6.
While the Skelton signing raised a few eyebrows, it appears that he’ll serve as the No. 3 quarterback for the remainder of the season, pushing the young Rusty Smith into the No. 2 spot.
How much does it even matter at this point in the year?
Currently, the Titans would be out of the playoffs if the season ended today, forfeiting the wildcard spot to the New York Jets. At 4-6, one could argue that the Titans still have a chance to play catch-up against the Jets and Dolphins (who are at 5-5).
Let’s look at the situation realistically. The Titans must finish the season without Locker. The Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts are still ahead. Both games are away from LP Field.
If there was ever a time when this team needed to rally, it was about two weeks ago when they dropped an almost-certain win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now, the team can’t afford any more losses. It appears that the clock is about to hit zero on the Titans’ season.
Of course, nothing is final until Week 17 comes to a close, but really, who’s hanging their hopes on the arm of Fitzpatrick?