Tennessee Titans

Stadium: LP Field | Coach: Ken Whisenhunt
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th90.4 (26th)213.2 (22nd)
Defense27th137.2 (31st)235.8 (15th)


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Titans' Lewan says QB Mettenberger still views himself as starter
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

Even though the Titans drafted quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick, tackle Taylor Lewan said that QB Zach Mettenberger, who started six games last season as a rookie, still regards himself as the starter, reports the Tennessean.com.

"That is the mentality that Zach has. He thinks of himself as a starter, and the guys in the locker room do also," Lewan said. "I don't think he is going to give it up easily,"
Lewan was the Titans' first-round pick in last year's draft.

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Titans tailoring offense to Marcus Mariota's strengths
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Titans general manager Ruston Webster reiterated Monday that coach Ken Whisenhunt and his staff have begun tailoring the offense to fit the strengths of rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, NFL.com reports.

"Our coaches have been working on a plan for quite some time now for Marcus," Webster said. "Really to adapting our offense to his skill set -- he has a special skill set. There's really not much he can't do from physical standpoint and he's very bright. That combination is going to allow him to do his own adapting to the NFL game but our coaches have worked very hard on coming up with a system within our system for Marcus. I think it will work well."

The Titans believe that Mariota will work fine under center and reading defenses despite not being asked to do so while playing at Oregon.

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Agent: Titans QB Zach Mettenberger seeking to fight for job
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger is hoping to compete for the starting job in 2015 with top pick Marcus Mariota, agent Joe Linta told NFL.com Insider Ian Rapoport.

That is not expected to happen however. Mariota was probably not taken No. 2 overall to battle it out for the position.

The Titans had previously played up Metternberger as their potential franchise quarterback. General manager Ruston Webster has quashed rumors that he has asked to be traded.

"We talked to Zach, and that's not Zach in an any way," Webster said. "I think he'll embrace the sitatuon here and he won't be traded."

Mettenberger improved through the course of the 2014 season despite missing time with a shoulder injury. He finished the year with six starts and having completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,412 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.

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Titans' Zach Mettenberger expected to open season as backup
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has said throughout the offseason that Marcus Mariota would be the starter if the team selected him in the draft, and after they did so with the No. 2 pick Thursday, he didn't back away from that stance, The Tennessean reports.

"That's the plan. That's what we anticipate being the case," Whisenhunt said. "We have to work hard and push him to try to get him prepared."

The selection means that Zach Mettenberger is in line to open the season as the backup. General manager Ruston Webster squashed rumors that the second-year signal caller was angling for a trade.

"We talked to Zach, and that's not Zach in any way," Webster said. "I think he'll embrace the situation here and he won't be traded."

Mettenberger completed 59.8 percent of his passes while throwing eight touchdowns and seven interceptions in seven games, including six starts, in his rookie season.

"The way this league is going on, very seldom do you get a quarterback that goes through the whole season," Whisenhunt said. "So Zach will get an opportunity at some point. When he does, he's got to be ready to take advantage of that. He'll get a lot of work in preseason. He'll get some work with the (first team) and he'll get prepared."

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Report: Sam Bradford included in Eagles' trade offer
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Eagles have included quarterback Sam Bradford as part of their potential package to move up and presumably select quarterback Marcus Mariota, NFL.com reports.

The package, which would likely include multiple-first round picks and players, would likely be with the Titans for the No. 2 pick, which would then be used to reunite Mariota with Eagles coach Chip Kelly.

Bradford, who was acquired from the Rams earlier this season, has also been rumored to have drawn trade interest from the Browns. The Eagles have also appeared open to dealing talented, young players like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Boykin if it'll help them land the quarterback Kelly covets.

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