After a bad-looking performance in an opening weekend performance by Taylor Lewan in a Tennessee Titans loss that was even harder to watch, one of the stinging takes that came out of that one was how bad the Titans’ starting left tackle looked.
The media was pretty rough on him, and rightfully so. The big guy was even harder on himself, and that’s to be expected. Bad news comes out of the Pacific Northwest though. Lewan’s attempt to redeem himself will have to wait for at least another week.
Tennessee Titans rule Lewan out for Week 2’s game.
Before we even began really discussing the ins and outs about what it’s going to take for the Tennessee Titans to come out on top in their second game of the season, news of Taylor Lewan limping off of the football field began making its way through every available media outlet.
TennesseeTitans.com senior writer and editor Jim Wyatt was quick on the draw with a visual. Take a look.
Shortly thereafter, ESPN’s Adam Schefter gave us the news that most of us feared might be on its way.
Let’s hope that this doesn’t lead to a season-long issue for the man who already has three Pro Bowl nods on his NFL resume. Lewan missed all but five games in 2020 after a torn ACL cost him every game after Tennessee’s Week 6 win versus the rival Houston Texans.
The belief is one can never rush back following a serious knee injury. We may want to ask if that’s exactly what Lewan has done. Yeah, he’s tough, but remember how surprised we were when we found out that he had gotten back on the practice squad sooner than expected? Let’s hope that there’s nothing to confirm our fears here.
It may be a while before we’re informed of the extent of this injury, but keep your fingers crossed. The long-term success of this 2021 version of the Tennessee Titans is probably partially directly linked to whether or not their all-star-level left tackle is healthy and available.