Most Valuable Player: Ryan Tannehill
A year ago, if you told Titans fans that Ryan Tannehill would be the Titans’ MVP after the 2019 season, this whole state would’ve thought you were crazy. After all, the starting QB job was never supposed to be Tannehill’s anyway.
Now, you could easily make the case that Derrick Henry is the MVP of this team, but I gave the nod to Tannehill for several reasons. For starters, Tannehill inherited a 2-4 team that was going nowhere fast, and led them on a 7-3 run.
From the moment Tannehill took over as QB, the team seemed energized. Tannehill would go on to lead the entire NFL with a passer rating of 117.5. He would throw for 22 touchdowns against only six interceptions, with 2742 yards and a 70.3 completion percentage. With teams realizing the Titans now had an aerial attack to be reckoned with, the ground game was opened up for Henry to feast for the second half of the season.
When your quarterback gives your team reason to believe, amazing things can happen. Under the guidance of Tannehill, the Titans made their way to the AFC Championship Game, a game they had not participated in since 2002.
It is likely that the Titans’ season would have continued on a downward path if the switch to Tannehill did not happen when it did, and who knows what could have happened if Tannehill was the starter all along. Granted, it was less than a full season sample size, but the Titans seem to have their quarterback as long as they re-sign him.