Titans Make Notable Shakeup to QB Depth Chart

The Tennessee Titans made a notable shakeup to their quarterback depth chart on Thursday.
The Tennessee Titans made a notable shakeup to their quarterback depth chart on Thursday. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

As the NFL offseason rolls on, teams are continuing to bring in and cut players until they're certain that their roster is the best that it can be. That includes the Tennessee Titans, who decided to shake up their quarterback depth chart on Tuesday.

The Titans signed 30-year-old journeyman QB Matt Barkley on Thursday. However, the transaction didn't come without a cost as Tennessee released former 2017 second-round pick DeShone Kizer to make space. With Kizer having not played an NFL game since 2018, perhaps the Titans felt more comfortable giving his roster spot to a veteran like Barkley, who's played as recently as last year.

Titans QB Depth Chart

Barkley will now be one of Tennessee's backup quarterbacks after spending his last three seasons with the Buffalo Bills. The former 2013 fourth-rounder has played 19 games (seven starts) in his career, throwing for 2,699 yards and 11 touchdowns to 22 interceptions. Barkley will compete for the No. 2 QB role with 26-year-old Logan Woodside, who's yet to make a single passing attempt at the NFL level.

Regardless of who earns the backup spot, both men will be playing behind Ryan Tannehill as he's set to start his third season with the Titans. The eighth-year QB threw for 3,819 passing yards last season and ended the campaign with a career-high 33 touchdowns while throwing just 7 interceptions — his second-lowest total ever.

Regardless of the exact order of Tennessee's quarterback depth chart, the Titans are projected to be a top-10 team in the NFL next season. FanDuel Sportsbook has listed them as having +2500 odds to win Super Bowl 56, which ranks 10th across the league.

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