NFL Power Rankings, AFC South: Where Titans rank after first week of training camp

Don't write the Titans off just yet, they could come back and claim the division crown in 2023

Tennessee Titans, Ryan Tannehill
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Had the Titans not gone out and signed DeAndre Hopkins, who knows where they would rank at this point. But, he might just be the missing piece Tennessee needed to stay competitive within the division. He has been making plays during camp, and his presence seems to be rubbing off on the rest of the receiving room, which is a huge positive for a group in question.

The one thing that continues to hold this team together, though, is quarterback Ryan Tannehill. After a strong offseason program, it's Tannehill who has continued to prove he is the leader of this team, has the respect and support of his teammates and his unquestionably the QB1 in that locker room.

Despite Malik Willis showing some things, and the team drafting Will Levlis to potentially take Tannehill's place, it's the veteran who is showing he still commands this offense and is capable of being "the guy."

The Titans come into this season boasting the league's number one rush defense from a year ago, which further proves the point that this defense is highly underrated and can be one of the tougher, scrappier units in football. If Tannehill can continue his strong camp and go into the season with all the confidence behind him, the defense should be good enough to continue allowing the team to stay competitive.