Titans QB Collins heading to Pro Bowl

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 11:10pm

Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins will be heading to Hawaii as one of the three AFC Pro Bowl quarterbacks.

Collins, 36, was added to the roster that included Peyton Manning, Jay Cutler and Brett Favre because Favre backed out with an arm injury.

Collins was originally selected as an alternate and joins a group of Titans teammates honored with being chosen to go to the Pro Bowl. That group includes defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, defensive backs Cortland Finnegan and Chris Hope, running back Chris Johnson, tackle Michael Roos and center Kevin Mawae. Mawae won’t play because of surgery to repair a torn tendon in his elbow. Johnson is questionable with a high ankle sprain.

Collins enjoyed a renaissance in his career this year, taking over for Vince Young as the starter after week one. He completed 242 of 415 passes for 2,676 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Collins had a passer rating of 80.2 for the season.

It will be the second Pro Bowl trip for the 14-year veteran, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 27 unless the Titans re-sign him to be their starter.

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By: Alphadog7 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Collins is the cornerstone of the Titans, they would be NUTS not to re-sign him!

By: sandburn on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Kerry deserves that trip to Hawaii this year; glad it worked out for him.