The Tennessee Titans are keeping their quarterback plans for 2020 close to the vest.

Tennessee could choose to extend Ryan Tannehill, who helped lead the franchise to the AFC Championship game this past season. Or they could sign a veteran free agent quarterback (those Tom Brady rumors have been fun). Or they could draft a quarterback and roll with a rookie (which seems unlikely with a team that’s built to win now).

While it’s unclear which way the Titans will go, Tannehill has made it clear that he hopes to return to Nashville in 2020.

Tannehill recently told Sirius XM NFL radio that he wants to come back to Tennessee next season, but acknowledged he just has to wait to see what happens.

A report surfaced on Tuesday that suggested the Titans will let Tannehill test free agency.

If Tannehill truly wants to return to Nashville in 2020, then the Titans will still have an advantage to signing him once free agency starts. But not extending Tannehill could be a big gamble. It’s possible in that scenario that Tennessee misses on their top free agent target and they don’t get Tannehill back. That would be disastrous for the Titans.

I’m sure general manager Jon Robinson has a plan. But that doesn’t mean it’s foolproof. The NFL off-season can be unpredictable. The Titans can’t afford to mess this decision up.

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