The Tennessee Titans have one of the best backup quarterback situations in the NFL, according to Bleacher Report.
Well, well, well, the Tennessee Titans are finally getting some respect—albeit for the backup quarterback situation.
Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon ranked all 32 NFL teams based on their backup signal-callers and the Titans rightfully found themselves as the No. 2 situation in the league.
That’s thanks to the signing of former Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill during the offseason.
Here’s some of what Gagnon had to say about Tannehill.
"Like Bortles, we’ve never really seen Tannehill in a backup role, but you’d think a 30-year-old with a career completion percentage of 62.8, touchdown-to-interception ratio of 123-to-75 and passer rating of 87.0 on nearly 3,000 pass attempts would be exactly what a team is looking for in a No. 2."
Absolutely no argument here. It was pretty obvious that a team with a former starting quarterback as its No. 2 would do well on this list. After all, Tannehill could be a starter for plenty of teams in this league and he’s the Titans’ backup.
Tannehill rolls into 2019 after having missed a bunch of games due to injury the past three seasons. Despite constant injury concerns for the 30-year-old former No. 8 overall pick, his career stats are undoubtedly elite when compared to your typical backup quarterback.
He gives the Titans an insurance policy behind Marcus Mariota, who has his own injury concerns going into a contract year. Should Mariota not make it through 2019 for whatever reason, Tannehill brings a similar skill set to fill the void and the Titans shouldn’t miss a beat. He’s the perfect fit for a win-now squad like Tennessee.
Tannehill seems to be taking to his new role just fine after being a starter his entire career. General manager Jon Robinson spoke positively of Tannehill in a recent interview about how he has adjusted and how well he is working with Mariota.
Should things not go as planned with Mariota, the signing of Tannehill could prove to be one of the better moves Robinson has made this offseason.