1. Ryan Tannehill
Name a better comeback story than Ryan Tannehill in 2019. Ryan Tannehill went 9-4 as a starter in 2019 for the Titans, including a Cinderella playoff run.
Do the Titans make it to the AFC Championship Game in 2019 if Tannehill never took the starting gig away from Marcus Mariota? I think the most reasonable assumption is no.
Tannehill completed 70% of his passes and threw for over 2700 yards and 22 TD’s, to only 6 INT’s. Tannehill’s 2019 performance was the best performance we’ve seen from a Titan’s QB in some time.
Now fast-forward to 2020. Mariota is gone, having signed with the Raiders this offseason, leaving the Titans without a quality backup. The Titans currently employ Logan Woodside and rookie Cole McDonald to backup Tannehill, but is that enough?
If Tannehill were to be placed on the Covid-19 or Injury list, it might be insurmountable for the team. Derrick Henry can only do so much, and eventually, defenses would catch on. Losing Tannehill would basically neuter the Titans passing attack, and leave them very one dimensional.
The Titans rallied around Tannehill in 2019, and he looked to be the heart and soul of the team at times. If the Titans have plans on returning to the AFC Championship Game in 2020, it is imperative that Tannehill remains healthy for the long-haul. Above-average QB’s don’t grow on trees.
Ryan Tannehill is the most irreplaceable player on the 2020 Tennessee Titans.