In his five seasons with the Titans, Collins is a 56.7% passer, throwing for 6,804 yards with 33 touchdowns and 29 interceptions, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl following the 2008 season.
The Titans used the eighth overall pick on University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker, who may not be ready to be an instant starter in the National Football League. 2010 sixth-round pick Rusty Smith is chomping at the bit for a starting opportunity, and the Titans have been linked to free agent Matthew Hasselbeck, who is familiar with general manager Mike Reinfeldt, who as an executive with the Seattle Seahawks, negotiated Hasselbeck’s six-year, $48 million contract that expired after the 2010 season.
The longer the lockout lingers, the more likely it is that Hasselbeck returns to the Seahawks. Collins thinks the same logic applies to him and the Titans.
“It is legitimate speculation to think the longer this thing goes, the more attractive I would be to them because of my familiarity with everything,” Collins said. “I know we have new coordinators, but I am sure a lot of terminology is going to be the same. On paper it makes sense to at least talk to me about coming back.”