If the Titans are looking for another mid-tier backup for Tannehill, quarterback A.J. McCarron would fall into that category. McCarron doesn’t have the same experience that Keenum and Bortles have, but he does have pretty solid numbers in limited action.
The 29-year-old spent the 2019 season with the Houston Texans, and the Titans got a glimpse of him in Week 17 when the Texans sat quarterback Deshaun Watson with a playoff spot already wrapped up.
McCarron kept the Texans competitive for most of the game despite not having some of the team’s best players on the field. He threw for 225 yards and one pick, and he also scrambled five times for 39 yards and another touchdown.
Unfortunately for McCarron and the Texans, the Titans would pull away late after taking a slim 21-14 lead going into the fourth quarter.
McCarron had a larger sample size in 2015 when he played in seven games (three starts) with the Cincinnati Bengals and finished with 854 yards and six touchdowns to two interceptions, with a completion percentage of 66.4.