Three of the biggest threats in the AFC to the Tennessee Titans in 2020.
If you are anything like me, you think the Tennessee Titans have as good a chance as anyone to make the Super Bowl next year.
A heartbreaking loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last year in the AFC championship left fans and the team starving for more success in 2020.A few things have changed since the Titans lost to the Chiefs, though.
Two key defensive leaders, Jurrell Casey and Logan Ryan have parted with the team. The Titans will seek leadership on the defensive end from players like Kevin Byard, Adoree Jackson, and Daquan Jones. Out with the old and in with the new has been a theme for the Titans defense this offseason. Although the team lost key leadership they have gained lots of athleticism with additions such as Kristian Fulton, Chris Jackson, and Vic Beasley.
The biggest potential change to the defense has not yet become reality yet. Jadeveon Clowney rumors have been everywhere since the beginning of the offseason. All signs point to Clowney wearing Two-Tone blue next season.
The latest odds from sportsline.com have the Tennessee Titans at +200 to sign the former Seattle Seahawks defensive end, the highest odds of any NFL team. The Titans biggest weakness last season was the absence of a dominant pass rush. With the addition of Jadeveon Clowney, the Titans would have no issue putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
There is no doubt that playing in the AFC comes with many challenges. One of these challenges is stopping the high powered offenses of the Chiefs and Ravens. In my opinion, Tennessee is much more equipped to do this with a younger faster defense.
The Titans have improved on the offensive end as well, adding rookies Isaiah Wilson and Darrynton Evans. Offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson is a well rounded run blocker at 350lbs. Being a first round talent he obviously holds his own on passing downs, but the run is his forte. Adding him at right tackle will allow more run plays to the right side of the field making the run even more unstoppable since teams won’t be able to focus efforts on the left side.
So, if the Titans have only gotten better since their playoff run last season, who will provide a threat to them in the AFC next year?