The Tennessee Titans waived rookie quarterback and 2020 seventh-round draft pick Cole McDonald today, according to reports.
McDonald entered today as the No. 3 option on the Tennessee depth chart behind incumbent starter Ryan Tannehill and backup Logan Woodside. The former Hawaii star was one of four quarterbacks taken in the seventh round back in April.
McDonald passed for 8,010 yards and 69 touchdowns in his final two seasons of college football. A second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2019, he led Hawaii to a 38-34 win over BYU in the Hawaii Bowl to cap off his college career.
McDonald was named MVP of that bowl game.
A surprise cut: The #Titans are waiving QB Cole McDonald, the 7th-round pick from Hawaii, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 19, 2020
To replace McDonald on the roster, Tennessee is signing veteran backup Trevor Siemian, according to his agent Mike McCartney.
Siemian spent last season with the New York Jets, but suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 2.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) August 19, 2020
The Tennessee Titans are coming off a surprise appearance in the AFC Championship Game last season and are expected to compete for the AFC South title in 2020.