Tannehill gives Titans a better chance to win
After the Titans inserted backup Ryan Tannehill into the game in Week 6 in place of starting quarterback Marcus Mariota, the offense began moving the ball much better. Granted, Tannehill still wasn’t able to score points, but he was able to get the ball into Broncos territory on multiple occasions, something Mariota simply wasn’t able to do.
And the numbers also bear out that Tannehill was better. In less than two quarters of action, Tannehill completed 13-of-16 passes for 144 yards and a pick, while Mariota completed just 7-of-18 passes for 63 yards and two picks in two-plus quarters of play.
Tannehill was more accurate and decisive, showed better arm strength, and if this Titans offensive line can actually give him time to throw, the former Miami Dolphins quarterback should be an improvement behind center.
It’s hard to put all the blame on Mariota for Tennessee’s offensive woes, but there’s also no denying that Tannehill passed the eye test in Week 6.