The Titans successor to Vince Young is likely going to have to come from the draft, barring a quick resolution to the labor situation.
If a lockout occurs and extends close to the start of training camp and the regular season, the Titans would not be able to sign a free agent or make a trade on a player on another team's roster.
And though a rookie quarterback would not have the usual OTAs and mini-camps to prepare once he is drafted, at least he would be on the roster and could prepare on his own for the season.
The Titans would have Rusty Smith under contract, but no one else.
In that event, the most likely scenario would be for the Titans to bring back a familiar veteran like Kerry Collins or Chris Simms as a stop-gap who is familiar with the offense to fill in until
whatever rookie quarterback would be ready to play.
This, of course, is assuming that Jeff Fisher and the current coaching staff survive the off-season as well.