5 Reasons Titans QB Ryan Tannehill deserves more credit than he’s gotten

Ryan Tannehill #17, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Ryan Tannehill might be the perfect Titans quarterback.

26 games. That’s how many times Ryan Tannehill, the eight-year NFL veteran, has lined up under center as the Tennessee Titans’ starting quarterback.

In that short time, he’s has found success in just about every conceivable aspect of the game. In those 26 games, Tannehill has led two playoff runs, he’s won the AFC South, and he made the Pro Bowl in 2019 on the shoulders of a career renaissance season, one that saw him lead the NFL in passer rating and yards per attempt, all while going 7-3 in his first 10 games as the team’s starter.

Tannehill has thrived in his short time in Nashville, overseeing two top-ten scoring offenses for a franchise that hadn’t seen much offensive success to speak of before his arrival. This wasn’t just a problem with the guy before Tannehill, or the guy before him, or the guy before him. This was a problem with a Titans offense that seemed to be broken in perpetuity, finishing with a scoring offense ranked in the top ten just once in the 21st century before 2019. Tannehill has been the offensive commander in chief for two seasons. He’s hit that mark twice now.

Despite all of this, the second that the disgruntled veteran superstar quarterback in Green Bay was rumored to be done with the franchise, the Tennessee Titans’ name came up as a potential fit. Aaron Rodgers’ name, the three-time MVP and one-time Super Bowl champion is now on the tongues of Tennessee Titans fans and media analysts across the country. The question that begs being asked now is a simple one.

Why is that the case? What does Ryan Tannehill have to do to make you love him?