5 moves still left for the Tennessee Titans after the 2023 NFL Draft
2. The Titans must decide what to do with Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill
The Titans signed Ryan Tannehill to back up Marcus Mariota in 2019 but they didn't probably imagine that he would end up seizing the starting job and leading them to the AFC Championship game that year. With Tannehill taking over at quarterback, Tennessee chose to pull the plug on Mariota, the second overall pick in the 2015 draft, in 2020.
Tannehill went on to enjoy several productive seasons with the Titans but he started to show signs of decline, completing 65.22 percent of his passes for 2,536 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Granted, he didn't have a great supporting cast but he showed he couldn't carry the team when conditions around him weren't optimal.
Even though Tannehill could end up sticking around in 2023, he was the subject of trade talks in the offseason and was close to getting shipped to the Atlanta Falcons on Draft Day. In the end, Tannehill remains in place but there's still a chance he'll change teams before the start of the regular season. The same is true for running back Derrick Henry, who tallied over 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns last year but might not have much mileage left.
The Titans' brass must make a decision on both Tannehill and Henry. After all, they already drafted their respective replacements in Will Levis and Tyjae Spears. If Tennesee doesn't think Tannehill and/or Henry will be on the roster next year, they might as well trade them for future assets and go with Levis and Spears.