23rd in the 2022 NFL Quarterbacks power rankings:
Ryan Tannehill led a Tennessee Titans team that lost Derrick Henry midway through the season to the AFC’s top overall seed. So many questions were answered about Tannehill in that time. So what was the main takeaway from all of that?
It’s that Tannehill may not be the franchise guy after all. Look at his game log– Tannehill had six games down the stretch where he threw one touchdown or less. In addition, Tannehill couldn’t get Julio Jones a touchdown until the last game of the regular season- a game in which they almost blew a big halftime lead against the Texans on the road.
Tannehill is similar to Alex Smith- he won’t win you games, but he won’t lose them for you. Of course, that’s true for the regular season, Tannehill, but the Titans clearly had problems with Cincinnatti in the divisional round.
This is still Henry’s team, and until Tannehill takes another step in his career, that will not change anytime soon.