Tennessee Titans face 6 former first-overall QB selections in 2021

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By now, we all have watched enough football to know that the results of NFL games will never be decided on paper. That won’t stop us from trying though, will it? Here’s a question for you Tennessee Titans fans out there. How many of you, when you saw the Titans’ 2021-2022 schedule, started penciling in Ws and Ls for wins and losses?

Don’t stress out about it. Everyone does it, but once you’ve done that five or six times it gets boring. That is until training camp or something rolls around.

That won’t stop any of us from finding another angle to discuss though, will it? Here’s one. Did you notice how many guys the Titans face on the schedule at the quarterback position that were former first-overall selections in the NFL Draft? If not, here’s your answer.

During the 2021-2022 NFL season, the two-tone blue will take the field versus six guys that heard their names called first on draft day. Two of them they’ll see twice, and six of those games will take place before the Titans get a bye in Week 13.

Here are six of those highly-touted guys the Tennessee Titans will face.

Just look at some of these names.

Kyler Murray, Week 1: Kyler Murray helps highlight a very interesting game as both teams meet on the NFL’s opening weekend.

Trevor Lawrence, Week 5 and Week 14: Is the Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer hype real? We may have the answer early, but the Titans won’t see the NFL’s most anticipated head coach and tight end debut until Week 5.

Matthew Stafford, Week 9: Relatively invisible for his first 12 seasons in the NFL as a member of the Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford finally gets a chance to shine in 2021 in Los Angeles.

Jameis Winston, Week 10: Jameis Winston takes over for Drew Brees (if he beats out Taysom Hill). That alone makes the New Orleans Saints worth watching.

Deshaun Watson. Week 11 and Week 18: Disgruntled and slightly written off, it appears that Deshaun Watson will probably still be with the Houston Texans when the season begins.

Cam Newton, Week 12: It appears that all the years of running over linebackers have caught up with Cam Newton. Will he see a resurgence with a revamped New England Patriots offense?

Here are a few more things for Tennessee Titans fans to think about.

In addition to all of that, Tennessee sees a few other guys that went pretty high. They’re scheduled for two games versus Carson Wentz (Week 3 and Week 8), who was the second-overall selection in 2016.

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They’ll also see Zach Wilson, the second-overall selection in 2021, Josh Allen, the seventh-overall selection in 2018, and Tua Tagovailoa, the fifth-overall selection in 2020. Oh, and they get some guy by the name of Patrick Mahomes. He looks like he was taken with the tenth overall selection in 2017. It sounds like he might be pretty good and an entertaining watch.