Tennessee Titans fans had better hope Ryan Tannehill stays healthy

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports image pool)
Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports image pool) /

When you look at the Tennessee Titans offense, there are some things that you can say with certainty. A.J. Brown is amazing. Julio Jones, if healthy enough to be the Julio Jones that we’ve seen over the course of the majority of his career, might be a gamechanger for the two-tone blue’s offense. Derrick Henry is the best running back in the world.

Defensive coordinators are not going to be able to go to sleep at night on the eve of any game their team has versus the Titans offense, but as good as this offensive line is, as good as this team is at the skill positions, and as well as they are run and coached (tip the cap to general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel), none of that matters if they don’t have one man present.

The Tennessee Titans had better hope that Ryan Tannehill stays healthy.

The Tennessee Titans are expecting big things in 2021. Last season didn’t end on the high note that everyone would have liked, but they have plenty of reason to go into the coming season on a high note. A big reason for that is the man they have under center, Ryan Tannehill.

17’s value can’t be encompassed with a conversation about highlight-reel throws and quarterback scrambles. He isn’t good because he rivals what Aaron Rodgers does in terms of statistics. When Ryan Tannehill arrived he was the backup to Marcus Mariota. Tennessee went 2-4 with Mariota before handing the ball to Tannehill and finishing the season with seven wins in their last ten games

Tannehill stabilizes things. He’s everything that Mariota was supposed to be minus the fact that he isn’t on the same level as a runner. After leading Tennessee to within one game of the Super Bowl at the end of the 2019-2020 season, for an encore, he helped deliver a season in which the Titans reached double digits in the win column and a division title. Unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan in the postseason.

So, what’s next? Hopefully, this is the season the Tennessee Titans put it all together. This is arguably one of the greatest offenses assembled over the past few NFL seasons. Tannehill has his best supporting cast. Fans are excited. This could be a huge year.

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Make no mistake about it though. Ryan Tannehill is definitely one man that Tennessee can ill-afford to lose. No disrespect to anyone else that will suit up in the uniform, but this team won’t go anywhere with DeShone Kizer or Logan Woodside. Put a smile on your face if you’re a fan. You’ve got a special signal-caller. Might another Pro Bowl be in the cards. Let’s assume that it is, but let’s also cross our fingers that Tannehill and every other Titan that gets the nod won’t have to play in it.