It’s a good thing Tennessee has Kerry Collins

The quarterback situation in Minnesota has not been good, to say the least, for several years. A year ago, the Vikings hoped, and failed, to get Brett Favre.
Instead, the Vikes went with Gus Frerotte and Tarvaris Jackson. Now Frerotte is gone, replaced by Sage Rosenfels, who will supposedly compete with Jackson for the job. But there’s a problem with that. The man the Vikes really want is Favre, who retired again and was subsequently released by the Jets.
Vikings officials are now reportedly going to Mississippi to visit the future Hall of Famer, which doesn’t do anything to display confidence in either T-Jack or Rosencopter.
If you’re wondering what this has to do with the Titans, it’s because Minnesota was mentioned in January and February as a possible home for Kerry Collins, whose contract was about to expire.

It would have been a pretty good situation for Collins — he’d have a very good offensive line and a star running back to hand off to. Fortunately for us, Collins has a similar, but better, situation in Tennessee, which is probably one of the reasons he re-signed to wear the two-tone blue.
But what if he had opted, for whatever reason, to sign with the Vikes instead?
Playing the “what if” game, if that actually did happen, what would that have meant for the Titans?
Without Collins, Vince Young would probably be the starter if the season started today. By September, though, Patrick Ramsey should be in a stronger position to compete with Vince. And I wouldn’t feel nearly as comfortable with either one as I do with Collins.
Collins has Jeff Fisher’s confidence, and the team’s.
Young and Ramsey seem to be in the same situation as the Vikings’ Jackson and Rosenfels — their head coach would rather have someone else to be their starting quarterback.
It’s a good thing that Tennessee, not Minnesota, has Collins. We don’t have to worry about whether or not the quarterback can get the job done. The Vikings and their fans can’t say the same.

3 Responses to “It’s a good thing Tennessee has Kerry Collins”

  1. Alvin Mullins Says:

    Well while I usually enjoy what if games, this one is just too much of a stretch. I don’t think with the loss of Albert the Titans were in any way going to lose Collins too.
    But if they had, I think you would have seen them much more involved in trying to get Cutler from Denver.

  2. Andrew Strickert Says:

    Thanks for your comment, Alvin. I’m not sure if it is a stretch. Collins said he wanted to sign with someone to be a starter and if Tennessee hadn’t guaranteed him a starting job, I can easily envision Minnesota as a landing spot for him. As always, thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

  3. Nate G Says:

    First of all Kerry Collins was no serious threat of Leaving Tennessse Titans because of his age 36, secondly he would have to learn a new offensive system and would take time to learn and at his age he does not have that much time left in his career to be starting over. Mr Collins also loves his life at Tennessee because I heard he was writing country songs there and his family loves it there also.Another reason is pressure to perform on a other time like the Vikings would be high because with his declining skill level and learning a new system he would possibly struggle in a new offense.Kerry Collins had aslo established hisself as the #1 starting QB and finally up rooting his family was also a key factor in his decision to stay,the only way see Kerry Collins leaving the Titans would because of a ridiculous deal like Albert Haynesworth.

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