With QB troubles abound, the Tennessee Titans could still invest a top pick on a QB, even if they have confidence in Zach Mettenberger.
Former Heisman Trophy winning QB Jameis Winston – considered the No. 1 QB prospect in the 2015 NFL draft – is meeting with the Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams.
According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, the Titans – who previously announced their satisfaction with incumbent QB Zach Mettenberger – are meeting with Winston today, while the Rams will have a meeting with Winston at the end of the week.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2015
The Titans and the Rams both finished last in their respective divisions, due in large part to a constant state of flux at the QB position. The Titans had three different QBs that started four games or more and finished 2-14 on the season. The Rams lost starting QB Sam Bradford to an ACL injury at the start of the 2014 pre-season and started QBs Austin Davis and Shaun Hill – both of whom finished with identical 3-5 records as the team finished 6-10 – their 8th consecutive losing season (longest active streak in the NFL).
The two teams would also likely to start the 2014 season with QBs who finished 2014 on injured reserve if they don’t draft a QB. The Titans are expected to start 2nd-year QB Zach Mettenberger while the Rams traded Bradford for Eagles QB Nick Foles.
Winston is rated as the No. 1 QB prospect in the 2015 NFL draft. He led the Florida State Seminoles to two undefeated regular seasons, two ACC championships, and a National Championship win over Auburn in 2014. But Winston comes with some off-the-field baggage, with a shoplifting arrest, a suspension for inappropriate behavior on campus and most notably a rape complaint made in 2013.