NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As we head into the third day of free agency, we have not heard the Tennessee Titans connected to any offensive tackles.
That is one reason to think they are heading toward making Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil the No. 1 overall pick on April 28.
Maybe we have another reason to think a trade out of No. 1 won't happen.
After reading Adam Schefter’s report that the Broncos, Jets and Browns are interested in trading for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, I’ve been left thinking it says something about those teams and the quarterbacks in the draft.
For the Titans to trade out of the No. 1 spot, they would need a team to really covet someone, and the someone who is typically coveted at the top of a draft is a quarterback.
Houston made Brock Osweiler a very wealthy free-agent signee rather than waiting to find a quarterback in the draft, choosing a costly guy with some experience over a play for a signal-caller in the draft.
For Denver, a move to the top from the 31st overall pick would be prohibitively costly. A move up for the Jets from No. 20 into range of one of the top two quarterbacks would also take more than the franchise would likely be willing to spend.
The Rams have not been mentioned as a Kaepernick suitor. But they need a quarterback and are set to draft 15th. Depending on what the Niners do with Kaepernick and how they feel about Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco could want one, too. They draft seventh.
The troublesome indicator -- even if it comes from a struggling franchise that is leaking free agents and has added nothing -- is from Cleveland. If the Browns were to deal for Kaepernick when they have the No. 2 pick and, in all likelihood, their choice of quarterback, that suggests they don’t much like the draft options.
If that's indeed true and the Browns go get a veteran, another team won’t have to trade to No. 1 to get its quarterback. It could trade for the Chargers' No. 3 position.
That's a lot of speculation a long way from the draft.
But we’re not hearing much news about Wentz or Goff or anybody else getting quarterback-needy teams excited.
That's not a good sign for the Titans.