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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The Titans signal-caller ranks among the best in that category.

For as impressive as Tannehill’s accomplishments are within the context of franchise history are concerned, they are also weighed down a bit by the fact that quarterback play in recent Titans history hasn’t been the most… electric.

In fact, following Steve McNair’s final season as a Titan, Tennessee has seen eight different quarterbacks appear in over ten games. None of them lasted more than five seasons with the franchise,

Tannehill’s achievements aren’t just impressive relative to the miserable history of Titans quarterbacks though. They’re just impressive in general. Tannehill is ranked first in passer rating, first in yards per attempt, and fourth in completion percentage when compared to all of the NFL quarterbacks with more than 25 starts since the 2019 season. He’s also ahead of both Rodgers and Brady over that time.

The list goes on. His 55 passing touchdowns are ninth in the league since 2019, his 1.69-percent interception rate is sixth, even his rushing numbers look nice in the box score, with 11 touchdowns on the ground in that time, good for fifth in the NFL.

Ryan Tannehill has proven already to be among the best Titans quarterbacks of the last two decades, and a player good enough to hold his own in stat battles among the league’s most celebrated players. With a better passer rating than Aaron Rogers, a better completion percentage than Patrick Mahomes, and more rushing yards than Deshaun Watson since 2019, Tannehill isn’t just helping the Titans’ offense get by. He’s helping them thrive.