How the Tennessee Titans can win a Super Bowl with Ryan Tannehill

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Taking stock of what the Tennessee Titans have

Accept the reality where Ryan Tannehill is the quarterback for the Titans short and long term. Barring a massive trade or an elite quarterback prospect falling into the 20s (there aren’t any in this draft), the best chance the Titans have is to build around him.

The good news is, the Titans already have the bulk of a Super Bowl roster thanks to years of great drafts, free agency signings, and trades from GM Jon Robinson. I think you could argue that these players are among the 5 or 10 best players at their positions (sorted by position, not talent level):

-Harold Landry, EDGE (FA)

-Jeffery Simmons, DL

-Denico Autry, DL

-Zach Cunningham, LB

-Kevin Byard, S

-Amani Hooker, S

-Derrick Henry, RB

-A.J. Brown, WR

I think these players are on the cusp and could be in that area depending on which month you watch them:

-Bud Dupree, EDGE

-David Long, LB

-Kristian Fulton, CB

-Elijah Molden, SCB

-Jackrabbit Jenkins, CB

-Brett Kern, P

-Randy Bullock, K (FA)

-Ryan Tannehill, QB

-Taylor Lewan, LT

-Ben Jones, C (FA)

So that breaks down to 11 defenders (one pending free agent), and 5 players on offense (one pending free agent). After an offseason where the Titans completely rebuilt their defense, it is great that they have so many hits but that overcorrection means that they are going to have to reload on offense this season.