One final look at the Tennessee Titans wild 2020 season
By Brady Akins
The Tennessee Titans were fun
The Tennessee Titans, above all else, were so much fun to watch. Measurably, quantifiably, historically, and definitively fun.
Just eight times in the history of the NFL has a player rushed for over 2,000 yards. Derrick Henry became one of them in 2020. Just three of those teams also featured a receiver with over 1,000-yards through the air. AJ Brown put the Tennessee Titans on that list in 2020.
What do you get when you combine silly, video game-esque production on the ground with a passing attack that was one of the five most efficient in the league, finishing the year ranked fourth in touchdown percentage? You get an offense rivaled by few across the NFL, piloted by a quarterback that finished the year with 40 total touchdowns.
The Titans finished the year with a scoring percentage of just a hair under 48%. Take a moment to process that. The Tennessee Titans, a franchise that had finished in the league’s bottom 20 in scoring offense in five of their last 10 seasons, scored on almost half of their total possessions.
The Tennessee Titans had been a good football team during their stretch of 9-7 finishes dating back to 2016. But for the first time in a long time, the Tennessee Titans were finally, finally, regularly fun to watch.