5 bold predictions for the Tennessee Titans ahead of training camp

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1. The Titans will trade Ryan Tannehill before the start of the 2023 season

Ryan Tannehill is a clear example that a change of scenery can be highly beneficial for players. A first-round pick in the 2012 draft, the former Texas A&M Auggie spent his first six NFL seasons with the Miami Dolphins but was shipped to the Titans in 2019. Originally expected to back up Marcus Mariota, Tannehill eventually became the starter and led Tennessee to an AFC Championship appearance.

Tannehill has provided stability at quarterback over the last four years but his stint with the Titans will come to an end sooner rather than later. Projected to select a signal-caller in the first round of this year's draft, Tennessee managed to land Will Levis at No. 33. While the former Kentucky Wildcat is expected to sit and learn behind Tannehill, he could also be given the reins in training camp if he shows promise early on.

Keep in mind that the Atlanta Falcons were reportedly interested in Tannehill as recently as this past May and it wouldn't be shocking to see them get on the phone with Ran Carthon to inquire about the veteran's availability. While moving on from Tannehill would leave the Titans' quarterback room without a proven option, it would also pave the way for Levis to start and learn on the job.

In the end, how much longer can Tannehill fend off Levis? Last year, injuries forced the veteran to miss a handful of games but even early in the season, his numbers weren't particularly great. This is why the team's brass might opt not to wait any longer and give way to the Levis era in 2023.