NFL Power Rankings: Stacking Ryan Tannehill versus AFC South QBs

Ryan Tannehill #17, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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How would the AFC South’s quarterbacks stack up in their own NFL Power Ranking?

Welcome to the AFC South. It may not house teams from big markets, except for Houston of course (and lo and behold, they’ve typically been terrible). It may not be your cup of tea. Its teams may not be the nation’s choice always for who they’d like to see in primetime games, but the cities are beautiful and football is alive and well here. How about some NFL Power Rankings?

We stacked Tennessee Titans signal-caller Ryan Tannehill against his fellow quarterbacks in the division. How did that work out? We’re glad you asked. Here’s how things turned out.

. . Davis Mills, Texans. 4. player. 10.

NFL Power Rankings: Davis Mills ranks 4th among AFC South QBs

If Tyrod Taylor was still playing, he’d be third on this list, and it wouldn’t just be because he’s 1-0 in the division and had the Houston Texans looking better than most expected. It’s because he can ball, and it would be disrespectful to place him behind a rookie, especially seeing as how he beat that rookie in their head-to-head matchup.

Tyrod Taylor’s season is done though, and in wake of the Texans’ decision to continue to sit Deshaun Watson and play Davis Mills, Houston, whether right or wrong finds themselves right back in the spot most NFL regular-season forecasts thought they’d be in from the get-go.

They’re in the cellar. Raise your hand if you live outside of Houston and had no idea who the Texans’ other quarterback was. Heck, raise your hand if you live in Houston, and you had no idea who the Texans’ other quarterback was.

You never know. Davis Mills may surprise us, but for now, he’s fourth in our AFC South QB Power Ranking. What’s that? You want to know why?

It’s because even though Davis Mills’ team is tied for the division lead heading into Week 3 of the NFL season (and would have been atop the division had Tennessee not needed a miracle to beat the Seattle Seahawks), he hasn’t even started a game yet. Sure, he’s played, but let’s get some wins on his resume. Then, we’ll talk.