What Tennessee Titans cuts told us about each position

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Quarterback

What they told us: They love Logan Woodside.

It is pretty common to see a team act like they love their backup quarterback, but then turn around and spend a draft pick to try to upgrade the position in the offseason. That is exactly what happened when the Titans drafted Cole McDonald in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

What isn’t common is for a team to cut a rookie after two weeks and then go out and sign a veteran backup to take that job from the incumbent backup quarterback.

Even stranger is when you bring in that rookie, then veteran and then cut them both before the season starts!

That is exactly what happened today when the Titans picked Woodside over Trevor Siemian. The good news for Siemian is that he is going to end up back with Tennessee, but it will be as a practice squad player.

The moral of this story is, don’t ever say that the Titans don’t get everyone a fair chance because the money, the upside and the perceived floor all favored choosing either McDonald or Siemian. However, going into the season it is going to be Woodside on the active roster with Siemian as the third-string QB.

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