Tannehill inked a massive extension and is undoubtedly the starter. The Titans should be good as long as Tannehill is healthy, but he hasn’t played a full 16 games since 2015.
Thus, the Titans need a capable backup.
Currently, Logan Woodside is the backup, with rookie 7th-round pick Cole McDonald also contending for that spot. Woodside has shown flashes in the preseason but has yet to take a regular-season NFL snap.
McDonald is only 22 years old, and a rookie 7th-rounder from Hawaii. McDonald could have some potential, but clearly the Titans need a capable backup now.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Titans bring in a veteran backup. Woodside or McDonald could be the third-string, or possibly practice squad for a year. One reason why I say third-string is that with the recent roster expansions in the new CBA, teams are now much more likely to stack their rosters at the most important position in the NFL.
Tannehill is an above-average starter, but if he goes down, the team is in real trouble. The lack of depth here drags down the grade.