Another stat that proves why you should believe in Titans QB Will Levis

No starting quarterback played the game on a higher difficulty level last season than Will Levis
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There is no shortage of bad takes out there about Will Levis from people who didn't consistently watch the Tennessee Titans last season.

For some reason, people are willing to believe in the upside of second-year quarterbacks such as Anthony Richardson and Bryce Young, despite the fact that Levis was better than both of them in nearly every metric.

You shouldn't require additional proof to buy stock in Levis while it is low, but in case you do, the always brilliant Warren Sharp posted this advanced stat on Saturday morning. The Titans finished second-worst in the league in percentage of incomplete passes (21%) due to receiver error.

Outside of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the L.A. Rams, no team's corps of pass catchers did more to hurt their offense than the Titans' group of 2023 misfits.

That's precisely why Titans general manager Ran Carthon signed Tyler Boyd and Calvin Ridley earlier this offseason. Ridley's biggest issue in Jacksonville was that the Jaguars often used him incorrectly, and both he and Titans head coach Brian Callahan have talked about how his role in Tennessee suits him much better. Meanwhile, Boyd has been the model of consistency as a slot specialist with the Cincinnati Bengals.

While the Titans' receivers made life harder for Levis when the ball was in the air, that was only half the battle. The other half was surviving long enough to throw the ball.

The Titans had the worst offensive line in the NFL last season and spent the offseason making moves to improve that issue. It is so different that four of the five linemen who started in Week 1 last season have been replaced, and the only holdover is former first-round pick Peter Skoronski.

Let's do some quick math here. If you have a group of receivers that hurt their quarterback more than the receivers for 30 other teams, and you make massive upgrades to the personnel and the play calling, that should make the results better, right?

In a parallel situation, the Titans had one of the worst offensive lines last season, but they are fixing that by hiring the best offensive line coach in the NFL, drafting a first-round left tackle, and signing one of the best centers in the NFL. An improved offensive line should make for better results, right?

Now what happens when you put those things together? That means more time for Levis to scan the field, and when the ball is in the air, his receivers will give him more help than he had last year. It isn't hard to see why Titans fans should be getting excited about what this offense could be in 2024, even if the rest of the league doesn't see it...yet.