When the Tennessee Titans traded for Ryan Tannehill before the 2019 season, nobody exactly knew what they were getting. Tannehill had an up and down career in Miami. He showed moments of brilliance but never quite proved to be the quarterback that fans thought he would be. On the other hand, the Dolphins were not exactly building the best offenses around him.
Flash forward to 2020 and he is breaking every single season Titans/Oilers record in the book. He is only 3 touchdowns behind Warren Moon for breaking the single-season record. He has practically already set the QB Rating record too. Steve Mcnair used to hold the single-season record at 100.4 in 2003.
This past Sunday against the Lions, Tannehill set a personal best with 5 touchdowns in a game (3 passing and 2 rushing). He has continued to improve since he took over last season. Many critics thought he would decline this year but he definitely proved all the doubters wrong. The defense has been struggling all season and the “Big 4” of Tannehill, Derrick Henry, AJ Brown, and Corey Davis have kept the team on a winning course.
With only 2 games remaining in the season. Derrick Henry is on pace to possibly rush for 2,000 yards. Tannehill is on route to quite possibly have the best season any quarterback has ever had in franchise history. AJ Brown and Corey Davis could both achieve 1,000 yards. No Titans/Oilers team has ever had two 1,000-yard receivers in one season.
Ryan Tannehill along with head coach Mike Vrabel has brought a winning attitude to this team. The veteran QB’s toughness has garnered the respect of his teammates and coaches. He has taken a few jarring hits this season and he bounced right back up. He has proved his ability with his legs by repeatedly putting his body on the line, jumping and diving into the endzone on multiple occasions.
The team faces a huge challenge in “Primetime” on Sunday night against the Packers. Green Bay is first in the league in offense and the Titans are a close second. This could be a barn burner of a game and should be extremely exciting to watch. I’m interested to see if “The Big 4” of the Tennessee Titans will step up to the challenge and shock the football world once again.