Winning brings all types of attention in the NFL. So does packing a team’s roster with talent. In 2019, the Tennessee Titans overcame a 4-5 start to finish the campaign with five wins in their final five tries. That got them into the playoffs where they battled their way to an AFC Championship Game appearance.
2020 brought a much better regular-season result. The two-tone blue finished 11-5 which earned them an AFC South title, but the postseason didn’t go as they desired. They were bounced in the Wild Card Round by a Baltimore Ravens team they sent home one year prior in the Divisional Round.
The hope around Nashville these days and everywhere else that Tennessee Titans fans call home is that 2021 is the year that they put it all together. They have a loaded roster. They have more than their fair share of stars (Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, Ryan Tannehill, and Julio Jones to name a few) and you all have watched enough football to know how this works.
Winning plus stars equal the possibility of adding a few bandwagon fans to the nest. Just ask any New England Patriots fan you know. Still, the dynasty within the dynasty isn’t the only squad that’s had some fans make the decisions to trade one jersey for another. Wait until you see what’s being said about the guys from Nashville.
Tennessee Titans are expected to see their bandwagon grow in 2021.
Here’s something worth mentioning. Recently, NFL.com dropped a list of nine NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2021. The Tennessee Titans, as a team, topped a list that includes the Arizona Cardinals (they finished sixth), Chase Young (fifth), CeeDee Lamb (fourth), along with Brandon Staley and Joe Burrow (third and second respectively).
Here’s some of what Adam Schein, the writer of this one, had to say.
"A couple (of) weeks ago, I wrote that Julio Jones would be traded to Tennessee and the Titans would win 11 games. Well, the trade happened. And now those 11 wins, along with a third consecutive playoff berth, are on the way… This is still Derrick Henry’s show. And all A.J. Brown has done in his first two NFL seasons is post a pair of 1,000-yard campaigns, averaging a robust 17.4 yards per catch and scoring 20 touchdowns in the process. With Jones joining Brown on the outside, opponents can’t stack the box (as) they used to against Henry, which feels unfair…"
Schein also added the following. Check this out:
"Mike Vrabel is a fabulous coach. This offseason, the defense added some needed pass-rushing juice (free agents Bud Dupree and Denico Autry) and swapped in two notable cover men (first-round pick Caleb Farley and veteran Janoris Jenkins). Kansas City is the best team in the AFC, and the Chiefs’ opponent in last season’s conference title game, Buffalo, is No. 2. But after that? Well, this trade tosses Tennessee into the conversation with Cleveland, Baltimore, and Indianapolis."
Yep, cue the hype train. After watching two of their stars earn Pro Bowl nods in 2020, expect a rounder and fuller number in 2021.
While you’re at it, make sure you flick it up with some of those new Titans fans in 2021. You can expect to see a few more two-tone blue jerseys in other stadiums as your favorite team marches its way through a now 17-game schedule this season.