Ranking Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill versus AFC South peers

Ryan Tannehill #17, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Ryan Tannehill #17, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Deshaun Watson #4, Houston Texans (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

player. 10. . . . Deshaun Watson/Tyrod Taylor, Houston. 3

The Tennessee Titans are better than Houston whether Watson plays or not.

There’s quite a dilemma in Houston and Heaven help you if you’re a Texans fan. Your quarterback is Deshaun Watson. You know that. You also know that he’s one of the best in the game, but he has legal trouble and doesn’t want to be there.

His backup is Tyrod Taylor. He may even start at some point during the regular season, but you can’t get pumped about that. Though Taylor is respected and serviceable, no one would ever mention him in the same class as Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady. Heck for that matter, they may not even mention him as being on the same level as Deshaun Watson. Tyrod Taylor can win you some games though if you need to call on him.

He’s 24-21-1 as a starter, so put that in your pipe and smoke it. Still, regardless of all of that, Houston doesn’t have any good players, and even though we know that this isn’t true, it feels like they don’t pick again in any NFL Draft until 2023. That’s a recipe for disaster in an improving division.

Regardless of whether Watson is the Texans’ quarterback for the 2021 campaign or Taylor is, you can place them both at number three on this power ranking. Don’t be surprised if the team as a whole is in the cellar of the AFC South by the time the dust clears and the smoke settles following the coming NFL regular-season campaign. Houston, you have a problem.