4. An elite supporting cast
Another hat tip to Jon Robinson, the Titans roster is stacked with great talent around Tannehill to make his job easier.
Obviously, the first name that comes up is the 2,000-yard rusher, All-Pro, and future Hall of Fame running back Derrick Henry. Right now Henry sits atop the mountain as the unquestioned top runner in the NFL after back to back rushing titles and a record-setting 2020 season.
King Henry is a huge asset to have, but don’t forget the men blocking for him.
The Titans are set to return all five starters on offense in 2021, and those players are Taylor Lewan and Rodger Saffold (aka Team Run Left), Ben “Barefoot” Jones at center, and the duo who played more snaps than anyone else last year Nate Davis and Dennis Kelly at right guard and right tackle respectively.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Titans are also going to have receiver A.J. Brown whose career has started as prolifically as any other receiver in NFL history since the merger. Don’t mistake for contentment either because, after a season of playing hurt, Brown has his eyes set on being the best receiver in the NFL.
All of that is without the potential return of Corey Davis or Jonnu Smith. Davis was the team’s leading receiver until the second half of the Week 17 game against the Houston Texans and Smith had as many or more touchdowns than Stefon Diggs, Keenan Allen, Will Fuller, Nuk Hopkins, or Justin Jefferson.