The Tennessee Titans have waived quarterback Tyler Wilson, per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. The Titans had scooped up the second-year Wilson after he was cut by the Oakland Raiders in late 2013. Wilson has yet to see action in an NFL game, and it appears he may never get that chance.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) August 6, 2014
As a quarterback out of Arkansas, Wilson was taken in the fourth round by the Raiders just one year after he was projected easily as a first round pick. Shockingly, he didn’t even last one season in a quarterback-starved NFL on one of the most depleted rosters in the league. Oakland cut Wilson in November and the Titans snagged him in December. Now it appears Wilson will have to find a new home, or a new job.
It’s hardly common for a drafted quarterback to not at least get a second year on the job, but Wilson was apparently that bad in practice. He was beat out by undrafted free agent Matt McGloin last season in Oakland and now it appears the Titans prefer Charlie Whitehurst and Zach Mettenberger as backups to Jake Locker to Wilson.
The fortunate thing for Wilson is that it’s still early in the preseason. He only needs one team to be intrigued by his skill set in order to at least find work in August. At the very least, consider anyone who suffers a quarterback injury to be a candidate to invite Wilson for a tryout.