The Tennessee Titans are tied for the AFC South division lead with a surprising 3-1 overall record. On Sunday, the Titans lost starting quarterback Jake Locker to a hip injury after he was sacked by New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports this morning that Locker remains in the hospital, undergoing more testing but he could miss up to eight weeks currently. Will the Titans trade for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman?
Tennessee brought in free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the offseason to backup Locker. Fitzpatrick entered the game with the Titans leading the Jets 24-6 and finished completing three of eight passes for 108 yards, one completion was a 77 yard touchdown to Nate Washington. Fitzpatrick is the only other quarterback on the Titans roster.
Josh Freeman is available, and likely for little compensation. Freeman was inactive for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. He watched the game from the press box, and not allowed on the sidelines. Tampa has moved on from Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon.
The Titans have not issued any official statement on Locker’s injury or the amount of time he’ll miss. If Locker could miss eight weeks, Tennessee would be wide to inquire about Freeman despite his costly remaining salary. Freeman would likely be a one year rental as he’s playing the final year of his rookie contract, but he does have 60 career starts and the Titans could use some experience at the quarterback position with Locker ailing.