The Tennessee Titans are starting over in 2014. The franchise let head coach Mike Munchak go and brought in offensive guru Ken Whisenhunt. The Titans are expected to make several changes to the roster. Running back Chris Johnson and wide receiver Kenny Britt are just two big names that will likely be in different cities come next year, while more moves can be expected to be made.
One of the biggest questions for the new regime, though, is whether or not one of those moves will be at quarterback. Jake Locker is still expected to be a part of the competition under center next year, but early signs suggest the endorsement from the new coaching staff is lukewarm, at best, and that he won’t be handed the job right off the bat.
That goes for veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick, as well, who wasn’t any better than Locker in relief for roughly have of the year.
With Locker coming off a lisfranc injury and quarterback being a bit of a question mark, Titans fans will be wondering what comes next. Is Locker in fact the guy, or should the Titans start over under center in the 2014 NFL Draft?
The answer will likely be a combination of the two. With the 11th overall selection in this year’s draft, Tennessee isn’t all that likely to reach for a passer in the first round. After all, many would suggest they reached when they took Locker in the first place a few years back, so the new regime coming in and doing the same would get things off to a questionable start.
Instead, it’s much more likely the Titans draft a quarterback in Round 2-3. Barring a crazy slide by one of the top quarterbacks or a trade by the Titans to move up and grab a guy they covet, that’s probably the route they take to get better under center.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at five quarterback prospects the Titans may have a shot at and would consider drafting.
NOTE – The Titans do not have a third-round pick. Any third-round pick scenario would include a trade.