While this seems obvious to me, the crowd is split on who they would like to see at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans in 2015. Based off a tweet from Jim Wyatt (below) most fans think Zach Mettenberger should start for the Titans next year. Just to get a different count from a different audience, lets see who you think should be the starter in 2015.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Results of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> poll (added late work): Who do you want as starting QB in 2015? Mettenberger 103 Mariota 35 Rivers 24 Winston 7</p>— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/status/591617627132469249">April 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Zach Mettenberger has a lot of tools and he has the potential to be very good one day. In fact if we are going to think of comparisons, there is a lot of similarities to the way that both he and Joe Flacco play the game. Is Mettenberger ready to take the Titans to the playoff next year? I don't think so, but I do think he would be better than most analysts think.
Philip Rivers seems like the clear choice to me. You get at least three years of top-10 quarterback play in a system that he put up career numbers in against great teams like the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. Adding Rivers (and the #17 overall pick) would be a steal for the Titans and they could give Zach Mettenberger the Aaron Rodgers treatment.
Marcus Mariota is very intriguing and I think he has the physical and mental makeup to be a better quarterback than any other rookie in this class. However, you run the risk of him not fitting in the system immediately. If he doesn't fit well and doesn't have immediate success, then he will have to learn an entirely new offense when Ken Whisenhunt is fired. That is a terrible break for a young quarterback, and one they usually don't recover from.
Finally, Jameis Winston. While a lot of people think that his transition to the NFL will go smoothly, FSU isn't exactly a quarterback factory. Their last first round quarterbacks were E.J. Manuel and Christian Ponder, who are probably around respectively the 39th and 40th best quarterback in the league right now. That on top of the character issues and terrible way he starts games just reminds me of Vince Young too much to endorse him no matter what everyone says.
So, vote below and see if you agree with the poll Jim Wyatt posted earlier.