Their order has changed, but the three quarterbacks who were on the Titans’ roster in 2008 have been brought back together – at least for now.
Chris Simms agreed to contract terms with the Titans on Monday following one season with the Denver Broncos. He played three games and started once last fall but completed just five of 17 passes (29.4 percent) with one interception and no touchdowns.
He was Tennessee’s No. 3 signal caller when the team went 13-3, the best record in the AFC. Kerry Collins was the starter and Vince Young was the backup.
Simms rejoins the Titans at a time when Young is now the starter and Collins is second. However, the team is hopeful to get some salary relief from Collins, who is scheduled to make $5.5 million this fall in the second of a two-year contract he signed following 2008.
Simms, 29, now provides a possible alterative at No. 2, if management decides to make a move with Collins, 37.
Simms’ most productive season was 2005, when he started 10 games for Tampa Bay. He completed 61 percent of his attempts with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
He originally was drafted in the third round (97th overall) by Tampa Bay in 2003.