Take advantage of the AFC South
Maybe easier said than done, but for the Titans to truly take the next step next year, they’ll need to run the table against the rest of the AFC South.
Over the last two seasons, Tennessee has struggled against their division foes, failing to put up a winning record in the AFC South since Mike Vrabel’s arrival.
That will need to change going forward, but with how the Titans ended the 2019 season compared to how the rest of the division fared, 2020 might be the year Tennessee runs away with the AFC South crown.
After promising starts for both the Colts and the Jaguars, both teams fizzled out towards the end of the year, finishing 7-9 and 6-10, respectively. Both Indianapolis and Jacksonville have a fair share of concerns on both sides of the ball, and neither team got totally convincing play from their quarterbacks (apologies to the Minshew Mania fans).
The division champion Texans fared better than the Jaguars or Colts, but didn’t look especially great themselves.
Houston looked lost at times on defense last year, finishing fifth in total yards allowed. Their secondary struggled throughout the year, and with the aggressive trades they made during the season, they might not have enough draft capital to fix those problems.
With questions plaguing their AFC South competition, the door should be wide open for the Titans to come in and win the division. If Tennessee makes the right moves through free agency and the draft, they could be the best team in the division with a chance to pull off four or five easy wins.