With Luke Falk addition, the Titans need to commit to three QBs in 2018

TicketsBar2NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Regular-season practice snaps will be limited for Luke Falk as a rookie.

Falk1Marcus Mariota is going to get as many as he can in Matt LaFleur’s new offense while new veteran backup Blaine Gabbert is likely to run the scout team and step into a game if Mariota goes down.

So spending the 199th pick in the 2018 draft on Washington State quarterback Luke Falk dictates the Titans be patient.

It's the same draft slot that will forever be connected to Tom Brady.

Falk said LaFleur traveled to Logan, Utah to work him out.

"I'm not going to lie, it was a pretty grueling process... I expected to get off the board a little earlier," he said. "I think I am one of the most accurate guys, really elevate the guys around me. ...I'm a winner."

(Photo courtesy of Washington State.)

"He was a guy that was kind of sticking out at the top of our board,' Jon Robinson said. "Quarterback is a premium position in this league. And to add a guy like him who’s had a really, really productive college career, and with his work ethic and his mindset at that position, a guy to work with, come in here and compete on the 90-man roster for a spot, I’m really excited to add Luke."

Falk said he's not the most mobile guy but can create throws from the pocket.

His sisters are trying to make it in country music and live in Nashville.

A 6-foot-4, 223-pound pocket passer has good touch but not a giant arm. He said among the things he needs to learn are how to take fewer hits and get the ball out of his hand quicker.

apple icon 72x72 precomposedHe’s a player LaFleur and Pat O’Hara can develop behind Mariota and the Titans can hope will grow into a backup and viable alternative to Mariota on the occasion that he is injured. They will get extra time with him during the offseason, as the rules are a bit different for rookies, Mike Vrabel said.

Playing for the Cougars, Falk broke Mariota’s Pac-12 record for total offense.

Barring a trade back in, the Titans finish the draft with just four picks, and Falk is the lone offensive addition.

"I'm excited to help him out any way I can," Falk said of Mariota, who he played against once in college. 

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