5 Tennessee Titans who have the most to prove in 2022

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Ryan Tannehill #17 Tennessee Titans
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Ryan Tannehill, QB

Putting Tannehill on here was a tough decision. On one hand, most people will look at him and say he just is what he is at this point in his career, especially after two straight playoff disappointments.

On the other hand, those who have watched the Titans closely over the past few years know he was a much better player in 2019 and 2020 than he was in 2021. Everything for Tannehill, especially his accuracy and decision-making, was just much worse in 2021.

Even though he was not performing well with or without injuries, to say that he was not at all affected by that and the overall lack of weapons is not true. And especially when you realize that Todd Downing might be much better at his job with Tim Kelly to help him out, it is not implausible to think that Tannehill could have a bounce-back year.

After the Tennessee Titans drafted Malik Willis in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the clock started ticking on Tannehill’s career with the team. Now, there is no question that Tannehill is the starter for 2022, but we have seen the going rate for quarterbacks in the NFL and if a team calls Jon Robinson before the 2023 NFL Draft and offers a 1st round pick (plus more) then it is going to be a tough call for the Titans’ GM.

No matter what you think of him, Tannehill is under a lot of pressure and has a lot to prove and whether it is right or wrong, it will all come down to what the Titans do in the playoffs.