Titans showing strong interest in QB James Morgan
The Tennessee Titans made sure to secure quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the long haul in free agency. They could now be looking to secure backup through the 2020 NFL Draft in FIU quarterback James Morgan.
Teams have done their due diligence on Morgan amid the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Yahoo Sports’ Eric Edholm, the Titans were reportedly among those that have met with him via a video conferencing app:
among teams that appear to be showing legitimate interest include Bucs, Eagles, Patriots, Colts, Titans, Jets, Raiders, Cowboys, Saints, Bills, Dolphins, Giants, Chargers, Rams
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) April 12, 2020
The Titans are all too familiar with the importance of shoring up a quality backup under center. After all, Tannehill had install tried as the second option behind quarterback Marcus Mariota until the roles were revered down the stretch of the 2019 NFL season. With Mariota gone, they still have a spot on the depth chart left to fill.
Morgan is reportedly expected to be taken in day three of this year’s draft. It remains to be seen if Tennessee is willing to take a backup quarterback that soon with so many other voids on the roster left to fill.
Morgan established himself as a bonafide prospect over the last two seasons and is coming off a year in which he threw for 2,585 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 58 percent of his passes. Teams did their fair share of evaluating on him throughout the Shrine game as well and this should help pay huge dividends throughout the limited draft process.
Expectations are as high as ever for the Titans going into the 2020 NFL season. It will be interesting to see if they attempt to bring Morgan aboard.