The Tennessee Titans defense has been a major liability in 2020.
During the process of writing this article, news broke that the Tennessee Titans struck a deal to acquire cornerback Desmond King from the Los Angeles Chargers.
King is a former All-Pro corner who should immediately improve Tennessee’s miserable secondary.
However, if you’ve spent any time at all watching the Titans this season, you know it’ll probably take more than King to completely turn around this defense. There is not one area on this defense that one can genuinely say has looked impressive thus far. Other than Jeffery Simmons, no player on the defense has performed up to expectations.
Even players that Titans fans have been accustomed to seeing great play from have been disappointing, such as Kevin Byard, Jayon Brown, and Rashaan Evans. In almost every important team defense statistic, the Titans are below-average.
One has to wonder if Mike Vrabel made a mistake in not hiring a DC. Of course, Vrabel doesn’t seem to think so. The difference in this defense from 2019 to 2020, with largely the same roster, is inexcusable.
With all that being said, let’s take a look at 3 stats that give you a true picture of just how poorly Tennessee’s defense has played so far in 2020.