Why the Titans Failed in the Offseason By Signing Ryan Tannehill

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 10: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Tennessee Titans fumbles the ball after being hit by Chris Jones #95 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at Nissan Stadium on November 10, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Good job.

I mean really, really, good job Tennessee Titans. You passed on an opportunity to play with the greatest quarterback of all time for a guy that didn’t start the first six games of last season because he was benched for Marcus Mariota.

You passed on an opportunity to elevate from a perpetual moribund franchise to a probable, prosperous one led by a six-time Super Bowl winner in Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.

Brady was potentially interested in playing with a franchise that has been in the playoffs twice the last twelve years, and you reward his interest by paying Ryan Tannehill?

The same Tannehill that came off the worst season of any qualifying quarterback in 2018 with an overall grade of 45.3?

The same Tannehill that tore his ACL in 2017?

The same Tannehill that did this?

The same Tannehill that was repeatedly booed by the worst team in the league, the Miami Dolphins?

Laughable.

Good luck struggling to win the AFC South with Deshaun Watson tearing it up in Houston.

Good luck thinking you’re really going to make an impact while the Indianapolis Colts great ownership group strategically retool the franchise over the next year. Oh yeah, they’re pretty much always good, with or without Andrew Luck. The Colts went 7-9 this year, while Derrick Henry led the Titans to a wildcard seed, all while being, just two games better than the Luckless Colts.

What a terrible decision. Have you not learned anything from the Jared Goff signing?

The Blake Bortles signing?

REGRESSION IS COMING.

Let’s take a look at Tannehill’s 2020 playoff number pass attempts through the first two playoff rounds compared to other quarterbacks.

Russell Wilson-61

Kirk Cousins-60

Deshaun Watson-77

Ryan Tannehill- 29

Every single other quarterback doubled Tannehill in pass attempts, and the reason why? Tannehill is nothing more than a buoyancy for what makes the Titans offense go: Derrick Henry. The big-time BIG boy running back that averaged 5.4 yards per carry through the first two rounds of the NFL playoffs this year.

Tannehill’s finest moments came when he stepped aside for Henry to take over the offense. In last year’s first two playoff games, Ryan threw for 160 total yards while Henry ran for 277 yards.

The Titans lost to the Kansas City Chiefs last year because when the Chiefs defense by design limited Henry to 3.6 yards per carry, Tannehill couldn’t carry the Titans when he was needed most.

The Titans remind me of the shy guy that hasn’t really had a lot of luck or experience with the hot, sexy, chick, and when the hot chick (Brady) comes around, they think “Oh, she’s out of my league. Let me just fall back on old reliable bow-legged Katie Lou” (Tannehill).

Good job, Titans. You really swung for the fences with this one.