Why Ryan Tannehill will remain an elite NFL QB going forward
Ryan Tannehill will remain an elite NFL QB going forward.
Ryan Tannehill is coming off the best season of his NFL career. Through just 10 starts with the Tennessee Titans last season, Tannehill threw 22 touchdowns and finished with a passer rating of 117.5. That passer rating was enough to rank him 4th all-time behind great NFL QBs like Aaron Rodgers and Nick Foles.
With his new team, Tannehill was able to have a career year. He was able to make a Pro Bowl appearance for the first time and lead the Titans to the AFC championship. Ryan Tannehill thrived in the Tennessee Titans offense by using Derrick Henry to set up play-action and force defenses to stack the box. Tannehill didn’t rely on Derrick Henry for success, though, in week 16 Henry did not play and Tannehill finished with 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and a 133.6 passer rating.
There is no question that Ryan Tannehill was an elite QB in 2019. On top of that, not much has changed in the Titans offense since last season. In fact, they added a very dangerous weapon in Darrynton Evans. So why is everyone assuming that Ryan Tannehill will take a step back in 2020?
For most of his career, Ryan Tannehill has been seen as an average QB, but there is no doubt that he is a talented quarterback. Most of Tannehill’s mediocrity can be attributed to the fact that he wasn’t surrounded by a lot of great talent while with the Miami Dolphins. Now, in Tennessee, Ryan Tannehill is behind a good o-line with a solid receiving core that is led by PFF’s OROY AJ Brown. In addition to that, he has one of the best running backs in the NFL in Derrick Henry and a very athletic tight end in Jonnu Smith.
I think that next season Ryan Tannehill will improve on his 2019 performance. He has been underrated throughout his whole NFL career. Tannehill will continue to be an elite NFL QB in 2020 and here’s why.