Philip Rivers targeted Titans as potential destination, but match is unlikely
Soon-to-be free agent quarterback Philip Rivers reportedly was interested in the Tennessee Titans as one of his potential destinations for 2020.
Before Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers officially parted ways recently, one of the destinations the veteran quarterback had targeted was the Tennessee Titans.
The Chargers announced on Monday that Rivers’ time with the organization was coming to an end, which will make the 38-year-old quarterback a free agent this offseason.
One potential spot some experts have talked about Rivers landing is with the Titans, and while it seems that Rivers is interested in Tennessee, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the match is unlikely because of Ryan Tannehill being in the picture.
This is the second time that we’ve heard Rivers was interested in the Titans, as Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller reported that Rivers would “love” to play in Nashville a few months back.
At this point in time, it seems that keeping Tannehill remains the most likely option for Tennessee to fill their starting quarterback position. Of course, there’s no telling how things will go in negotiations for a new deal, however the Titans also have the option of using the franchise tag if talks go south.
Should Tannehill somehow not end up back with the Titans, Rivers would certainly be one of the options Tennessee considers to replace him.
Despite having a down year in 2019, Rivers is still a very capable starter in this league and his job would be made easier in a Titans offense that thrives off the play action because of the threat of running back Derrick Henry, who is also a free agent.
He’d be a solid short-term option that gives the team a chance to win immediately, while also giving the franchise at least one more year to figure out what the long-term solution under center will be.