Final Stats and Analysis
Ryan Tannehill finished Sunday’s game going 23-of-29 for 312 yards, two touchdowns, and just one unlucky interception. The offense looked a lot more polished and they did not struggle to move the football nearly as much as they did with Mariota at the helm.
Tannehill made so many throws into tight windows, and yet his only turnover of the game was the result of a pass rusher hitting his arm. The vast majority of the throws that he made into those tight windows ended up being completed for first downs.
Tannehill did a great job of reading the Chargers defense as well, getting the ball out much quicker than Mariota had and trusting his receivers to make plays to get them the first down, which worked out for the team on multiple occasions.
That being said, it is only one game, and this game certainly does not determine whether or not Tannehill is the long-term answer at quarterback, but it was definitely a treat to see a Titans’ quarterback making all the right throws, and all in all, I am pleased with Tannehill’s performance in this game.