If the Tennessee Titans decide to sign Ryan Tannehill to a long-term contract, they shouldn’t draft a quarterback in the first half of the draft.
Every year, all 32 NFL teams make franchise defining decisions that could make or break their Super Bowl chances. The Tennessee Titans will be one of the few teams that could make the Super Bowl if everything goes right this offseason or go 7-9 if it doesn’t.
With mock drafts being released almost every day up until the big Draft Day, we get to see what the experts are projecting the Titans to do.
Trevor Sikkema of The Draft Network let the computer make all the selections for him, and it came out with the Titans drafting Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the 29th pick.
In my opinion, this seems like a waste of a pick, especially a late first-round pick where you could fill a gap somewhere else.
It’s not because I think Love would be a bust or that he’s not a good quarterback, it’s because if the Titans plan on signing Ryan Tannehill long-term, then there’s no need to waste a first-round or even second-round pick on a QB.
The Titans have a decision to make with Tannehill in free agency, and based on that decision will decide what their draft playbook will consist of. If they go the route of signing Tannehill to a long-term deal, then they should sign a backup QB in free agency, not draft one.
Now if the Titans decide to not move on with Tannehill long-term, then this will be a different conversation, but as of right now I don’t think the Titans should waste a top draft pick on a quarterback when they can get one of similar value in free agency with some NFL experience.