Depending on who you talk to Ryan Tannehill is either in the middle of a career renaissance or the product of playing behind a great offensive line while being surrounded with all-star talent. Sometimes, you just have to ask yourselves what people are looking at. The Tennessee Titans weren’t what they are now until Tannehill supplanted Marcus Mariota in the lineup and led this team on a two-year run that included an NFC Championship Game appearance at the end of the 2019-2020 season and a division title a season ago.
His team has his back though. That’s what you like to see.
Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill continues to receive mixed reviews.
Part of the beauty of sports is its subjective nature. We’re free to argue about just about everything, Now, some things can’t be debated. We all know what a 100-mile-per-hour fastball looks like. We know what a touchdown and a catch in the NFL look like. Well, maybe we don’t know what constitutes a catch anymore, but you get the idea.
Ryan Tannehill’s odds to win the NFL’s MVP Award in 2021 stand at +2500 according to WynnBET. Now while that won’t knock your socks off, A.J. Brown has his quarterback’s back. In a recent appearance on NFL Network, Brown stated the following.
"He’s not in the top 10 talk or whatever talk, (and) to me it’s nonsense. Many games, we fought back in the two-minute, Derrick (Henry) don’t get the ball every play. Somebody’s got to throw us the ball and he’s very accurate. Anybody who’s sleeping on that is nonsense. He doesn’t really care about that stuff and neither do we, so I think his head is in a good place."
Recently, NFL Live‘s Mina Kimes called him a top-ten quarterback as well. As she mentions, he’s fifth in the NFL in total QBR and fourth in the NFL in total touchdown-to-interception ratio over the past two seasons. He also averaged 396 yards per game last season which was tied for second in the NFL during the 2020 NFL season. If that doesn’t scream this guy is a top-ten signal-caller, what will?
Keep in mind the fact that he could have tossed for more yards per game had he not had one of the game’s most talented running backs lead the league in carries, yards, and rushing touchdowns. Who are we kidding though? No one’s going to complain about sharing the backfield with Derrick Henry.