The Titans acquired the former first-round pick in March from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for two draft picks, and he was expected to be the backup to Marcus Mariota.
Many people were not expecting Tannehill to start as soon as he did this season, if at all, but after Mariota threw two interceptions in a Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos he was benched in favor of Tannehill. And, prior to the Week 7 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, he was named the starter.
Since stepping in for Mariota in the third quarter of the Broncos game, Tannehill has been impressive, going 57-of-78 for 649 yards, five touchdowns and just two interceptions through three total games (two starts).
The offense has looked much more fluid with Tannehill as the starter, as he has made a lot of throws that Mariota is physically capable of making, but just seemed to shy away from.
Tannehill may not be the long-term answer for the Titans at the quarterback position, but he sure has looked impressive so far. How far he will take the team still remains in question, but for this year, Tannehill is the best quarterback for this team.