The Tennessee Titans' quarterback situation is not looking good. The team's first two options, starter Marcus Mariota and backup Blaine Gabbert, are both dealing with injuries, so the Titans had to add some depth as an emergency plan.
According to reports, Tennessee signed free agent quarterback Austin Davis, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks.
The #Titans are signing free agent QB Austin Davis, source said. Some veteran insurance with Blaine Gabbert in the concussion protocol and Marcus Mariota still nursing that elbow injury.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 25, 2018
Gabbert made the start in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars because Mariota is still dealing with a pinched nerve in the elbow suffered in Week 1. However, that plan quickly went south as Gabbert suffered a concussion after receiving a big hit in the first quarter of the game.
Here's the hit that knocked out Blaine Gabbert. Jacksonville was called for a "lowering the helmet" penalty, giving the Titans 15 yards and putting them in field goal range. #TENvsJAX pic.twitter.com/rDboWt0SFI— Titans Film Room (@titansfilmroom) September 23, 2018
With Gabbert likely out indefinitely and Mariota's
Davis' last victory as a quarterback came in 2014 when he was with the St. Louis Rams. He hasn't played significant minutes in a game since 2015, when he played for the Browns. Davis hardly saw the field when he was on the Seahawks.
Davis might not be the answer for the Titans, but his addition is necessary the way Tennessee's quarterbacks are falling.