For a team with as much hype as they had in 2021, the Tennessee Titans bowed out in disappointing fashion and left a sour taste in the mouths of many.
As we move forward to the start of the 2022 regular season, all the team can do is look at the reasons for their downfall and rectify them.
There is no doubt that injuries played a major factor in the team not being able to consistently dominate opponents in the way that they should. The Tennessee Titans were one of the best teams in the NFL and they did it with one hand tied behind their back on most occasions.
Just how good were the Tennessee Titans last year?
Remember when the Titans played the Buffalo Bills on a Monday Night and then six days later they played the Kansas City Chiefs? Not only did they halt the progress of a Bills team that was a media darling, but they kept the Chiefs from scoring a single touchdown despite missing their top-2 cornerbacks.
If that was the Tennessee Titans when they weren’t healthy, imagine what they could do with some injury luck? Still, outside of the injury bug, there were certain players who did not play up to par in 2021 and those players will have to step up if they want the team to be more consistent this year.
At the same time, there were several players who were a big part of the reason for them clinching the AFC’s top seed, and they will have to meet even higher expectations in order for the team to have success.
Not counting rookies, young players who have barely played at this point (for example, Caleb Farley and Dillon Radunz), and any veteran newcomers, there are five players on the Titans who stand out as having the most to prove in 2022.