Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill is likely out for the season

Tennessee Titans Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
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Whatever sliver of hope that Tennessee Titans fans had for salvaging the season went down the drain on Wednesday.

According to Paul Kuharsky, Tennessee Titans starting QB Ryan Tannehill will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

As you can see in the tweet below, this came after the team announced that Dillon Radunz tore his ACL which is another crushing blow for the team. There isn’t any way to sugarcoat this and everyone but the coaching staff knows this is over.

Tennessee Titans should mercifully be finished in three weeks

All the Tennessee Titans really had to do was go 2-5 down the stretch and they would have almost been guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. Instead, it is hard to imagine a scenario where we aren’t right in the middle of a seven-game losing streak.

The injuries on this roster have been mentioned every week and it still isn’t enough. Even if you chalk half of the injuries up to bad luck and the physical sport of football, the other half should fall squarely on the shoulders of Mike Vrabel and the medical/training staff he stood up for last season.

If by some miracle the Tennessee Titans win on Saturday, it really won’t even matter in the grand scheme of things. The season comes down to what happens in Week 18 as the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Titans, and these are two teams going in opposite directions.

By the time the season is over, the Titans will probably be down to their 90th player or so (once again) and people will spend the offseason talking about how this is no longer the Tennessee Titans’ division because they will look at the record and the stats without remembering this context.

Maybe Malik Willis gets hot and provides some positive buzz for this team, but with the offensive line in tatters and the inconsistency everywhere else, it is going to be hard to imagine this team making the postseason much less winning a game there.

Have we seen Ryan Tannehill for the last time with the Tennessee Titans? Is the team heading for a full rebuild this offseason? We are about to find out whether we are ready or not.