Of all 57 quarterbacks to start a game in the NFL in 2019, Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill was ranked in the top 10 by NFL.com.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s impressive 2019 season has him getting respect from all angles.
Tannehill was officially named the team’s starter in Week 7 after the Titans got off to a 2-4 start, and all he did was win after that.
In Tennessee’s last 10 regular season games with Tannehill as the starter, the team went 7-3 and earned the No. 6 seed in the AFC. From there, the Titans would go on to win two playoff games, ultimately falling short in the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tannehill finished the 2019 campaign with 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns to six picks, while also rushing for four more scores. He ranked third in completion percentage (70.3) and first in passer rating (117.6) in the NFL.
Tannehill also owned the highest yards per attempt (9.6) in the league by a full yard, and his play-action passer rating of 140.6 was tops in the NFL and gives some insight into just how the Texas A&M product was able to have so much success.
For his efforts, Tannehill was named Comeback Player of the Year.
When adding it all up, NFL.com believes Tannehill was the No. 6 quarterback in the NFL in 2019. Here’s what NFL.com analyst Ali Bhanpuri had to say about the former No. 8 overall pick’s season.
From offseason castaway to Comeback Player of the Year, the 31-year-old passer spent 2019 rewriting his NFL narrative with a mesmerizing 13-game run as the Titans’ QB1. Someone’s going to pay him stacks of cash, right?
Tannehill’s ranking puts him ahead of guys like Aaron Rodgers (No. 7), Carson Wentz (No. 10), Dak Prescott (No. 11) and Tom Brady (No. 14), although he does sit behind fellow AFC South signal-caller, Deshaun Watson (No. 5).
Tannehill is set to become a free agent this offseason, but there appears to be mutual interest in a reunion for 2020. Tannehill has expressed his love for the team, and reports suggest that the 31-year-old isn’t going anywhere.
And, after the season he had, it would be criminal if Tannehill plays anywhere else next season.
General manager Jon Robinson could opt to use a franchise tag on Tannehill, or sign him to a long-term deal to keep him in Nashville. Either way, Tannehill looks like he’ll stay put for another season.