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Back-Up Plan? Titans GM Jon Robinson, HC Mike Vrabel Discuss QBs Logan Woodside, Kevin Hogan and More


NASHVILLE – Titans General Manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel have talked plenty about starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill this offseason.

And, less than two weeks before the start of the team's offseason program, Robinson said he's also talked to Tannehill about what he envisions from him in 2022.

"We have talked about Ryan a lot, and I know I have talked to him a couple of times this offseason and he took (the end of 2021) about has hard as anybody, maybe harder than anybody, how the season ended," Robinson said of Tannehill. "He is working extremely hard to rectify a lot of those things and to be better."

But what about the two quarterbacks currently on the roster behind Tannehill?

And, what are the chances the Titans add to the competition by picking a QB in the upcoming NFL Draft?

At the NFL owners meetings last week, Robinson and Vrabel discussed the back-up quarterbacks and more.

"Logan's progression has been good," Robinson said of Woodside, who signed a new one-year deal with the team last month. "He obviously won the No.2 job last year. He's a good young player who provides a similar athletic element that Ryan does. He throws a good ball, he studies."

Woodside, who initially joined the Titans back in 2018, has served as Tannehill's back-up over the past two seasons. Woodside appeared in five games in 2021 after appearing in six games in 2020.

Over the past two seasons, Woodside has thrown just three passes, completing one of them for seven yards. The seven-yard pass came on a fake punt in the team's win at Baltimore during the 2020 season. Woodside has performed well during his past opportunities in preseason games.

"Logan just continues to compete and give us a chance to win games if we didn't have Ryan," Vrabel said. "Kevin got better (last fall), and (QBs coach) Pat O'Hara did a nice job working with him when he came in."

Robinson elaborated more on Hogan, and his improvement during the 2021 season.

The Titans signed Hogan to the team's practice squad in November after losing practice squad quarterback Matt Barkley to the Panthers.

Hogan (6-3, 218), who played collegiately at Stanford, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chiefs. In addition to his time with the Chiefs (2016), Hogan has spent time with the Browns (2016-17), Washington Football Team (2018), Broncos (2018) and Bengals (2020) in the NFL. He's played in eight career games and completed 60-of-101 passes for 621 yards with four touchdown and seven interceptions.

As a college player at Stanford, he played in 46 games and totaled 9,385 passing yards and 1,249 rushing yards.

"Kevin Hogan really improved last year just with his overall mechanics," Robinson said. "I thought he was a little stiff, almost cumbersome a little bit in his delivery earlier in his career, and he has honed that. He is fluid, he throws a good ball, he has good zip, he has good arm strength. He has done a great job immersing himself in the culture."

Vrabel said he and Robinson continue to discuss all positions, and possibility.

"Jon and I's job is to have some competition," Vrabel said, "and we'll see if we bring somebody else in (at QB) and try to identify who gives us the best chance if Ryan isn't available."

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