The Titans announced today that they have reached deals to sign former AAF players Logan Woodside and Keith Towbridge.
#Titans Add Two Former AAF Players – QB Logan Woodside and TE Keith Towbridge.— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) April 8, 2019
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Woodside is a familiar name for Titans fans as he spent a chunk of his rookie season on the practice squad in Tennessee last year before being released to make room for the more experienced Austin Davis. Woodside had a prolific college career at Toledo, passing for 10,514 yards and 93 touchdowns during his career.
In the AAF, Woodside quickly earned the starting job for the San Antonio Commanders over Dustin Vaughan and Marquise Williams despite being drafted behind both players. He was up and down over the course of his 8 games in the league, finishing 5th in total passing yards with 1,385, but tossing just 7 touchdowns to 8 interceptions. He flashed some serious arm talent despite the pedestrian total numbers as you can see on some of these plays below:
They don't call him Big Play McKay for nothing.. Logan Woodside to Mekale McKay, 55 yards for the score! #SAvsAZ pic.twitter.com/kWC3Ybrn4p— The Alliance (@TheAAF) March 11, 2019
Former #Titan Logan Woodside drops a beauty in for Alonzo Moore, and San Antonio punches it in on the next play. @theAAF is fun. #AAF pic.twitter.com/pB1rF4kBix— Titans Film Room (@titansfilmroom) February 10, 2019
Logan Woodside is electric #AAF pic.twitter.com/cmeZKVT8V0— Take Your Base Sports (@takeyourbasepod) February 10, 2019
Logan Woodside fit that into a WINDOW pic.twitter.com/tcu3ezUXTo— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) February 17, 2019
Woodside shouldn’t be viewed as anything more than a stash and develop type quarterback right now though. The reps that he got in the AAF should be valuable to him as he prepares for camp with the Titans. The team is still likely bring in at least one more quarterback before the start of camp that could compete with him for the third quarterback spot. That fourth arm could come through the draft or a priority UDFA signing.
Joining Woodside in making the jump from the AAF to the Titans roster is tight end Keith Towbridge. Towbridge is a big, prototypical inline “Y” type tight end at 6’-5” tall and 262 pounds. He went undrafted out of Louisville in 2017, but has spent most of the past two seasons on the Bills practice squad before joining the Atlanta Legends of the AAF where he caught 17 of 26 targets for 196 yards (5th most among AAF tight ends).
Aaron Murray to Keith Towbridge up the seam has been Atlanta's best offensive play of the first half pic.twitter.com/qUbZ5Wio2t— Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) March 17, 2019
Towbridge profiles as more of a blocking tight end with that size, but his pro day testing results from 2017 were quite impressive for a guy his size as well. He posted a 4.70-second forty yard dash, a 37.5-inch vertical, a 125-inch broad jump, a 4.40-second short shuttle, and a 7.10-second three cone drill.
Like Woodside, I would view this addition as nothing more than camp competition for right now. The Titans now have six tight ends on the roster with Towbridge joining Delanie Walker, Jonnu Smith, MyCole Pruitt, Anthony Firkser, and Cole Wick. They could still add more talent here in the draft, but from a numbers standpoint, the Titans are probably about where they want to be heading into camp at tight end. Last year the team carried seven tight ends for most of camp before cutting down to four on the 53-man roster.