With Monday’s free-agent workouts, could Titans be looking for a new backup quarterback?
After Monday’s practice, the Titans reportedly worked out 8 players, most notably quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Trevor Siemian. This comes on the heels of a practice with no Ryan Tannehill on the field.
Here’s the full list of players who worked out Monday for the Titans:
- QB DeShone Kizer
- QB Trevor Siemian
- RB D’Onta Foreman
- RB Marcus Marshall
- WR Krishawn Hogan
- WR A. J. Taylor
- TE Geoff Swaim
- DB Andre Chachere
Logan Woodside and Cole McDonald’s lack of NFL experience plus Tannehill’s absence has raised speculation that one of these players may soon join the Titans’ roster. However, I wouldn’t count on much of anything coming from these workouts, at least not any time soon.
For all his lack of experience, Woodside has been an excellent student of the offense and seems to have the trust of the coaching staff. He was awarded one the team’s three offseason performer awards for his effort over the summer, and he seems to have a firm grip on the backup quarterback position.
The most likely reason for working out all these players? For one, it’s perfectly normal for a team to keep tabs on guys during training camp in case they need to call on someone due to injury. In a COVID-affected season, it will be more important than ever for teams to have a group of players to call in case of a coronavirus outbreak amongst a position group (or worse).
It wouldn’t be surprising to see more workouts conducted, as Jon Robinson could look to compile a rather long “shortlist” of names to ensure the Titans aren’t forced to, in the most extreme case, forfeit a contest.
Perhaps to the dismay of some Titans fans, Jadeveon Clowney was not among those who worked out for the team on Monday.