Ranking Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill versus AFC South peers

Ryan Tannehill #17, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts (Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) /

. . Carson Wentz, Colts. 2. player. 46.

Tennessee Titans fans shouldn’t lose a ton of sleep over Carson Wentz.

As bold as that statement may be, it’s accurate. Okay, there are several ways that you can look at this Carson Wentz acquisition by the Indianapolis Colts, and most of them favor the Tennessee Titans. The first point is this. A broken-down Philip Rivers started 16 games for the Indianapolis Colts and went 11-5 while throwing 24 touchdown passes versus only 11 picks.

Are we saying that the broken-down version of Philip Rivers was better than a healthy Carson Wentz in 2020? Ladies and gentlemen, we absolutely are. This isn’t an upgrade for the Colts. It’s a lateral move.

Carson Wentz threw 16 scores versus 15 picks, and though many will point to the Philadelphia Eagles’ porous offensive line as the reason, most of those picks and the sacks Wentz took were on him. Rivers is also tougher both physically and mentally than Wentz is, which is, whether anyone wants to believe this or not, is part of the reason why Carson Wentz found his way to Indy in the first place.

There’s a certain sense of delusion to Carson Wentz’s personality. It doesn’t matter how bad he looks at times. He just thinks that he can just keep on doing what he’s doing, and everything will be fine. You do realize that the Eagles benched this guy for a project quarterback that they selected in the second round of last year’s draft right? But wait. Wentz doesn’t believe there was any reason for Philly to do that either.

If you don’t know anything about Wentz, and this is your first opportunity to get to know him, here’s the skinny. He will win games. The question is whether or not he can take the Colts on a deep playoff run, and by the looks of things, if history is any indication, there’s no reason to believe that he can.