The Tennessee Titans season has gone down the drain since Thanksgiving. Heading into that weekend, they were 7-3 and running away with the AFC South title. No one else in the division was at the .500 mark, seemingly making Tennessee a shoo-in for the division crown.
Fast forward to today and the Titans are now playing for their postseason lives in Week 18. They are heading on the road to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in a winner takes all game, as the victor will win the AFC South.
How did we get to this point? It was because the Titans have been playing some terrible football, as they are riding a six-game losing streak. During that time they lost starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, forcing them to turn to rookie Malik Willis.
Willis struggled mightily, which was expected as he is making a sizable jump from Liberty in the FCS to the NFL. He has since been benched in favor of Joshua Dobbs, who signed with the team less than two weeks ago, started against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 and earned the start for Week 18.
The quarterback position is going to be a topic of discussion for the Titans this upcoming offseason. There is a chance that they make a change, moving on from Tannehill. Finding another established veteran would make the most sense unless Dobbs has a big showing and earns some consideration with his performance over the next few weeks.
Could Aaron Rodgers be someone that the Titans keep their eyes on? Colin Cowherd suggested that Tennessee target the future Hall of Famer to combat the star quarterbacks that are littered among the AFC.
“You think Mike Vrabel today thinks he’s going to win the AFC? Burrow, Allen, Mahomes, Herbert. You’ve got to have a gunslinger.”
Quarterback play is ultimately what separates those teams from the rest of the pack. They are four of the youngest stars in the game and the Titans are facing off with another up-and-comer in Trevor Lawrence this week. Lawrence’s improvement in the second half of the season is as big of a reason as any as to why the Jaguars are in the position that they are.
The Titans have all-world running back Derrick Henry as the centerpiece of their offense, but no one is threatened by their passing game. Bringing in an established player such as Rodgers and some pass-catching weapons should be atop Tennessee’s to-do list this offseason.