NASHVILLE – The Titans may – or may not – make a quarterback change for this Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, and beyond.
This much is certain: Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and general manager Jon Robinson are discussing the possibility, and a decision will come soon.
"I think a decision will be made this evening, or tomorrow, and we'll let everybody know – we'll let the players involved know, and let the team know and then let you guys know," Vrabel said during a press conference on Monday. "I just want to make sure we are going through everything that we need to go through and what we are doing offensively, and not use the emotion of the game to make a decision."
The Titans pulled starting quarterback Marcus Mariota and replaced him with back-up Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter of Sunday's 16-0 loss to the Broncos. It was Tannehill's first action since the Titans traded for the former Dolphins quarterback earlier this offseason.
Mariota completed just 7-of-18 passes for 63 yards and two interceptions and a 9.5 rating before being replaced with 4:49 in the third quarter. He was sacked three times. On the season, Mariota has completed 94-of-159 passes for 1,179 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions, with a 91.7 rating. He's been sacked 25 times in six games.
Tannehill completed 13-of-16 passes for 144 yards with a 78.1 rating. He was sacked four times.
Vrabel said he doesn't want the position to be a "revolving door."
"It is just a critical position at any level," Vrabel said. "They are the leader of the football team, they have the ball in their hands a 100 percent of the time. …
"We are going to take it one day at a time, but I don't think that the answer is a revolving door at that position or at any position. You'd like to have some continuity. … I think there's a lot of factors (in making the decision). Again, there are things we'll talk about and just try and come up with the best decision moving forward with the team."