To absolutely nobody’s surprise, the Tennessee Titans offense was ranked near the bottom of the NFL by Pro Football Focus.
The Tennessee Titans’ offensive ineptitude has been on full display through six weeks of the 2019 NFL season, which understandably has them ranked low by media outlets.
Pro Football Focus ranked the Titans offense as the No. 28 unit in the NFL this season.
Here’s what PFF’s Anthony Treash had to say about it.
"After seeing enough of Marcus Mariota’s poor play against Denver in Week 6 (37.2 passing grade), head coach Mike Vrabel opted to bench the 2015 second overall pick for Ryan Tannehill, who put up the third-worst season from a passing perspective PFF has ever seen (since 2006) in 2018 at 42.4. That’s about as bad as it gets."
As far as per game averages go, the Titans rank 27th in points (16.3), 29th in passing yards (18.7), 20th in rushing yards (102.8) and 27th in total yards (290.5). The Titans have scored just seven points in their last 10 quarters dating back to Week 4.
The Titans did indeed make the switch 6 from Marcus Mariota to Ryan Tannehill in the Week 6 shutout loss to the Denver Broncos, and while Tennessee wasn’t able to score with Tannehill behind center either, the offense was clearly moving the ball better.
Tannehill managed to get the ball past the 50-yard line twice, which shouldn’t exactly be seen as a major accomplishment, however it was when you consider Mariota wasn’t able to do it once.
When it was all said and done, Tannehill finished 13-of-16 for 144 yards and one pick in one-plus quarters of action, while Mariota completed just 7-of-18 passes for 63 yards and two picks in two-plus quarters of play.
The Titans have officially moved to Tannehill as the starter for Week 7 and beyond, but Tannehill will have to deal with a tough matchup right off the bat.
The Los Angeles Chargers sport the fifth-best pass defense in the league and the Titans’ putrid offensive line that has surrendered a league-leading 29 sacks will have to deal with Joey Bosa to boot. Thankfully for Tennessee, Melvin Ingram is doubtful and looks like he won’t play or else things could have gotten really ugly.
Whatever the case may be, the Titans offense couldn’t get any worse than it has been, so Tannehill has that going for him. We’ll see if the switch made by head coach Mike Vrabel pays off, or if this offense simply can’t be saved.