What are the Tennessee Titans going to do at quarterback?
So, Tennnessee Titans fans, coming into this 2020 offseason we’ve found ourselves in some unfamiliar territory in regards to the quarterback position, especially considering where this team was at only last year.
Blaine Gabbert was on his way out of Nashville after serving as an emergency starter for the oft-injured Marcus Mariota in bits and pieces through the 2018 season. The reigns were given back to Mariota during the 2019 offseason, with General Manager Jon Robinson throwing his full support behind the second-overall pick, but trading for former Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill as a top-tier insurance policy just in case.
Though Mariota has been a… let’s say a “polarizing figure” with the Tennessee Titans fanbase, it was clear he was coming into the season as the team’s starting quarterback, whether fans liked it or not.
Fast forward one offseason later and things look quite a bit different. Mariota will be looking for a new home after hitting the bench in Week 6, and Ryan Tannehill proved himself to be something like the player Titans fans wanted Mariota to become. He helped the team to a 7-3 record in the final 10 games of the season, but even he might be looking for a new home come 2020.
Enter free-agent Tom Brady, who after spending the last 163 years (approximately) as a member of the New England Patriots, is rumored to be wanting to move on from Foxborough, with the Titans said to be one of Brady’s desired destinations.
Both Brady and Tannehill would bring a heavy set of pros and cons with them, should they be the 2020 starter for the Titans. Same with Tennessee’s third most likely option at quarterback, taking one in the draft.
Neither path is the clear-cut choice, but it’s a choice the Titans will need to make. Rather than having their best course of action clearly defined like it was in 2019, this year will realistically have three viable candidates for starting quarterback. So let’s make the case for all of them.