AFC South positional power rankings: Where do the Tennessee Titans stand
By Will Lomas
1. Houston Texans
-The Texans have the most dynamic QB in the AFC South. If you want to spin it positively, Deshaun Watson is a QB who creates time and space for his receivers by virtue of his legs, and he isn’t afraid to throw balls in the air and let his WRs fight for it.
If you want to spin it negatively, Watson is a QB who has to run for his life on half of his plays and the other half he spends running directly into pressure that he creates. His saving grace is his athleticism and the fact that Nuk Hopkins is one of the best WRs in the NFL at pass interference/contested catches.
2. Tennessee Titans
-Whether you want to act like Marcus Mariota isn’t a quality starter in the NFL or if you can contextualize his numbers and understand why volume is important, the QB situation in Tennessee is at worst, solid. I honestly think if you want to talk about a long term projection over the course of the season when you include OL, I think the Titans have a better outlook at the QB position than the Texans, but I will talk about that later.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
–Nick Foles with Chip Kelly: 46 TDs, 17 INT
Nick Foles with Doug Pederson: 12 TD, 6 INT
Nick Foles w/o those two: 10 TD, 10 INT
Maybe Nick Foles is just a guy with some great Chip Kelly years that got hot in the playoffs that one time…
4. Indianapolis Colts
-Look, spin it however you want to but when your franchise QB retires because you wouldn’t help protect him or help him heal, you can’t just go out and say “Well we love his backup!”
What you definitely can’t do is sign the backup two a 1-year extension and on the same day sign a soon to be 34 year old backup QB to a deal longer than you just signed for your “starter”. I mean, I guess you can do that, but don’t come out and talk about how in love you are with Jacoby Brissett.