Tennessee Titans flashback: 2015 NFL Draft retrospective
By Ravi Konjeti
A look back at the decision that shaped the last five years for the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It’s the 2015 NFL Draft and the Tennessee Titans are coming off their worst season in franchise history.
After posting a promising 7-9 season in 2013, the Titans posted a 2-14 year with quarterback Zach Mettenberger under center in head coach Ken Whisenhunt’s first season.
The Tennessee Titans tied the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the worst record and ended up with the second pick in the 2015 NFL Draft after losing the strength of schedule tie-breaker.
The Titans were in a prime position to draft their next franchise quarterback after spending two straight years fortifying their offensive line in the first round.
Mettenberger made it clear that he was not the answer at quarterback after he posting an 0-6 record as a starter. Entering the draft were two sure-fire quarterbacks in Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota.
The 2015 NFL Draft has defined this half decade for both the Bucs and Titans in what seemed like a franchise turning move for both teams has ended sourly.