Titans' Latest Cut Reveals Winner of Backup QB Job

The Tennessee Titans' latest roster cut reveals the winner of the team's backup QB competition.
The Tennessee Titans' latest roster cut reveals the winner of the team's backup QB competition. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

One of the Tennessee Titans' focuses this offseason was solidifying backup quarterback behind Ryan Tannehill. Tennessee released DeShone Kizer at the start of training camp in favor of bringing in Matt Barkley to compete with the incumbent Logan Woodside.

And Wednesday's latest roster cut has given clarity on who's won backup duties.

Titans QB Depth Chart

The Titans have released Barkley after he spent the entire preseason with them, which firmly plants Woodside as QB2 behind Tannehill. Barkley was by no means bad, but Woodside had the edge after being Tannehill's backup for the entire 2020 campaign.

Barkley threw for 295 yards, 3 TDs and INT across three preseason games. His play for the Titans should have him at the front of the line among backups who could get scooped up next. He's appeared in 19 regular season games for the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills since 2013, notching seven total career starts.

Woodside can now focus on being prepared in case he's called upon. The former 2018 seventh-round pick attempted just 3 passes during the 2020 season for the Titans. He recorded 248 yards, 3 TDs and an INT during the team's three preseason games.

Tennessee's focus will now shift to Week 1, where they are 3-point favorites over the Arizona Cardinals, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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