While Ryan Tannehill is locked in as the starter for the foreseeable future, the Titans still need a backup.
Currently, Logan Woodside is the only other QB on the roster, and he has never played in a regular-season NFL game. The Titans need a contingency plan, especially considering Tannehill’s injury history.
Enter Cole McDonald.
McDonald passed for over 4,000 yards in his Junior season for the Rainbow Warriors, good for third-most in the FBS. McDonald also isn’t afraid to run, as he collected 383 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns.
The Hawaii signal-caller is very raw, and most likely wouldn’t be ready to start for some time. But he is an interesting developmental prospect and does seem to have potential. While a 7th round pick is hardly a lock to make the roster, I believe McDonald would have a good chance due to the lack of a viable back-up on the roster.
Even if he ended up stashed on the practice squad, the Titans need to bring in some bodies to compete for the backup QB spot.