The Tennessee Titans haven’t exactly been an offensive juggernaut today. Granted, they are taking on the vaulted Kansas City Chiefs’ defense, though, outside of a fifty yard shovel pass in the third quarter, the Titans didn’t even have 90 yards through the first half.
Part of the problem has been the play of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has taken over the starting duties for Jake Locker who suffered a hip injury during Week 4 which will keep him out for a likely 6-8 weeks.
Knowing they may need some help, the Titans front office has been looking for quarterback help this week and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, have reached out to former number one overall pick JaMarcus Russell:
Tennessee reached out to QB JaMarcus Russell last week to gauge his interest in returning. Russell can’t yet; still rehabbing a knee injury.
There’s desperate and then there’s desperate.
I can’t imagine the Titans would want Russell for anything more than am emergency quarterback (when he’s eligible to return), but even then that might be pushing it.
Schefter didn’t give any information in regards to any progress (if any) the two sides made.