3 Titans players who will not be missed in the 2024 season

It's probably for the best that these guys aren't a part of the Brian Callahan era.

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Perhaps more than any other team in the NFL, the Tennessee Titans are going to look different next year. Mike Vrabel is no longer in the picture, with former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan taking the reins as the team's head coach. Gone are former starting QB Ryan Tannehill and franchise icon Derrick Henry, with the latter heading off to try and win a ring with Baltimore while the former still looks for his next gig. Calvin Ridley is the $90 million headliner, but there a number of names that the team added in free agency to try and kickstart the rebuilding process. And while most of the attention has been on who is joining the team next year, let's take a quick moment to find some guys who have (fortunately) left for other squads. These are the three Titans players who will not be missed in 2024.

3 Titans players who will not be missed in the 2024 season

Ryan Tannehill, QB

Tannehill deserves plenty of credit for his time with the Titans – he spent some of the team's most memorable seasons at QB, and that stretch of play from 2020-2021, when the team won 22 games and he threw for close to 7,000 yards, will always be fondly remembered. But his play clearly started to go downhill, and the way he didn't warm up to both Malik Willis and Will Levis left a bad taste in a lot of Titans fans mouths. With Levis now clearly the capital-f franchise going forward, Tannehill's time in Tennessee has clearly run out. It'll be interesting to see when, and if, another team decides that he'd be a good backup – and if he's even come to terms with being a backup yet.

Sean Murphy-Bunting, CB

Corner was clearly a position where Callahan prioritized improvement, as evidence by the fact that they made not one, but two huge moves for upgrades. Murphy-Bunting wasn't particularly good last year, posting an overall defensive grade (Pro Football Focus) below 50. He did have two interceptions and five PBUs, but QBs averaged a QB rating of 91 on passes directed at him, and he allowed 628 yards on 45 receptions. There were certainly worse corners in the league last year, but when you have the opportunity to bring in L'Jarius Sneed and Chidobe Awuzie, you do it. Now Murphy-Bunting is in Arizona, which feels like the place that every good-but-not-good-enough-to-stick-around player in the NFL ends up eventually.

Andre Dillard, T

Dillard hasn't signed anywhere yet, so maybe there's a chance he returns to the Titans on an extremely team-friendly deal sometime later in the summer. But, considering how he played in 16 games last season, that doesn't feel super likely. Lining up exclusively at left tackle, Dillard allowed 12 (!!) sacks, 20 QB hurries, and 41 pressures; he was also penalized five times. Those "double-take and then sprint at the computer screen" numbers. Now, after only one year of the three-year, $29 million deal that the Titans gave him before the start of the 2023 season, Dillard's waiting on a call from his next team. He's only 28, so there's still time for him to have a rebound year or two, but after last season's performance, that absolutely won't happen in Tennessee.