Tennessee Titans sign Brandon Weeden as insurance, everyone weeps

For an offense that likes to pressure defenses by using Mariota's athleticism and ability as a runner (he has 20 carries for 116 yards and three touchdowns in four games this season) the decision on what free agent quarterback to sign was simple.

With Marcus Mariota considered day-to-day after suffering a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans, the Tennessee Titans are adding some depth at the quarterback position.

He is 6-19 as a starter in the NFL.

So the Titans worked out quarterbacks on Tuesday, and ended up reaching a deal with Weeden, the 22nd overall pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft. Should Mariota miss any time, the team's attack will take on a very different shape while being run by a 35-year old backup quarterback in Matt Cassel, who has as many rushing touchdowns (5) in his 13-year National Football League career as Mariota in less than three full seasons as a pro.

In order to make room for Weeden to be signed, the Titans released Josh Carraway, a promising young rookie pass rusher who possesses what looks like a bright future. So far this year he has completed 60% of his passes for 792 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 116 yards and three more scores. The Titans only carry two QBs with Matt Cassel as the backup. He will likely start if Mariota is unable to play.