What to make of the teams below the Titans?
Alright, so now we know that the analysis is assuming a worst-case scenario for Ryan Tannehill this season and is adding in regression. That means that while other teams are getting projections for their expectations or their ceilings, this list represents the floor for Tennessee.
A few teams stand out to me as noteworthy, specifically the Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and New England Patriots.
-Comparing Denver to Tennessee is interesting because you have two QBs who did not start to begin the season, but both came in and had a winning record during their time.
-The Bengals are interesting because just the presence of Joe Burrow’s potential is enough to put them ahead of seven teams in the NFL, which suggests to me that upside isn’t being considered enough on this Titans roster.
-Having the Jets low specifically because Sam Darnold didn’t improve should be a big sign that Adam Gase is continuing his career of hindering QB development which (again) should help the Titans.
-Finally, the New England Patriots are noteworthy just because it is so strange seeing them so low on this list and both the Patriots and the Titans passed on Tom Brady this offseason. That should be telling…