3. The Tennessee Titans QB earns a Pro Bowl nod (as an alternate).
Let’s get a few things straight. One, this is an unselfish Tennessee Titans team. Second, Tannehill’s goal isn’t to throw 40 touchdowns. His goal is to win enough games to get his team into the postseason and do all that he can to lead them to the Super Bowl.
Third, Derrick Henry’s goal isn’t to run for 2,000 yards again, but in the current NFL, team success leads to individual accolades. While it’s hard to determine how Ryan Tannehill, following a better season in 2020 than he had a year prior, missed the Pro Bowl in 2020 after earning a spot in 2019, two things can be stated unequivocally.
One, game or no game, he should have been on the roster. Second, he’ll make a return trip this season after the Titans win the AFC and show that they have improved and taken the next step on offense.
This is a Pro Bowl season for Tannehill, but in a world where a lot of guys get votes because of popularity or name recognition, he’ll have to wait for Patrick Mahomes or whoever is in the Super Bowl to drop out of the game, before the snub is reversed and he winds up on the roster as an alternate.
Then again, he may not be able to go himself. Who’s to say that Tennessee won’t represent the AFC in football’s biggest game? It can happen, and everyone who self-identifies as a Titans fan will definitely be watching with their fingers crossed.