Whether the Titans starting quarterback next season is Ryan Tannehill, Tom Brady, or some other third player that Titans fans can fight about on Twitter, the team should be paying close attention during quarterback workouts to see if anyone stands out.
This year’s quarterback class is, in a word, awesome. Top projected guys like Burrow and Tagovailoa are almost guaranteed franchise-savers, but they’re not the only ones with star potential.
Players at the position like Jake Fromm, Jacob Eason and even Utah State’s Jordan Love are not guarantees to be taken before the Titans would get a shot at them. An impressive combine performance would boost their draft stocks for sure, but if they look good during workouts and still fall to the late first round, Jon Robinson might make a move for a young quarterback.
I’m as much of a Tannehill Truther as you’ll find. I think the Titans would be making a huge mistake to let him walk away. But at 32 years old, Tennessee might not see this version of “Good Tannehill” for much longer.
With so much quarterback talent in this year’s class, grooming a potential future franchise player while he learns from Tannehill and sits for a couple of years might be a good idea. So long as the Titans find someone they like during the Combine.