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Tennessee Titans may pass on a quarterback at No. 2 during the NFL Draft

The Titans may choose to stick with injured rookie Zach Mettenberger.

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

While a large portion of the Eagles fanbase tries to figure out how the team can add more talent at quarterback, the Tennessee Titans seem to think their solution is already on their roster. The AFC South franchise may pass on drafting a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in next year's selection process in favor of Zach Mettenberger, according to the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported a similar nugget on ESPN airwaves earlier this week. The Titans will have Mettenberger, who was a sixth round pick in this year's draft, and veteran Charlie Whitehurst on their roster heading into the offseason. Former first round pick Jake Locker is scheduled to hit the free agent market.

The Titans possibly passing on a quarterback is interesting for a couple of reasons. For one, it just proves that the team doesn't have self-awareness or they are looking to add a veteran like Jay Cutler, because Ken Whizenhunt has proven that he has trouble developing young passers. Two, it means the Titans may be willing to trade down to significantly restock their roster. While going from 20 to 2 seems unrealistic (and almost definitely is), the opportunity may be there for the Eagles.

Having said all of that, if the Buccaneers draft Oregon's Marcus Mariota, the Eagles may not have interest in trading up for a player like FSU's Jameis Winston, who was constantly in the news this season for his off-the-field struggles. Still, there is a chance that Tampa Bay decides to choose the hometown kid in Winston and Mariota falls. That may be a dream come true for the Eagles and their fans.

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