Bonus: Guessing Ryan Tannehill’s Stat Line
2020 Prediction: 315/461, 3,820 Yards, 27 Touchdowns
We broke down what realistic stat lines for the Titans’ pass-catchers might look like, so let’s break down what that all means for their quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.
Tannehill’s strengths were in his accuracy and his ability to put the ball in the endzone, two things I would expect him to replicate in 2020. Completing over 70% of his passes while throwing for 22 touchdowns in 10 starts might be too lofty to replicate over a 16-game schedule, but throwing around 68% for 27 passing touchdowns seems reasonable for Tennessee’s quarterback.
Where Tannehill may struggle, however, is in his overall production. I’ve mentioned a few times now that the Titans are Derrick Henry’s team, which will affect more box scores than just the receivers’. 461 passing attempts is not a lot for a full-time starter, but being able to complete 315 of them for over 3,800-yards would put him around the middle of the pack. Right where the Titans need him to be.
Tannehill was never re-signed to be a dazzling, air-raid style quarterback. He was brought back to continue what he was doing through 2019. And if he had a full 16 games to work, his stats might have looked something like the ones I’ve predicted in 2020.