The Tennessee Titans have won the AFC South for two consecutive seasons and want to maintain hegemony in the division in the 2022 NFL campaign. Ho
The Tennessee Titans have won the AFC South for two consecutive seasons and want to maintain hegemony in the division in the 2022 NFL campaign. However, they will depend on the performance of running back Derrick Henry.
Last year, the Titans won six of the first eight games with Henry (219 carries, 937 yards, 10 TDs) as the cornerstone, but a broken bone in his foot sidelined him for the rest of the regular season. The franchise is hoping rookie Hassan Haskins can lighten the load a bit on ‘King Henry,’ who is one of the favorites for Offensive Player of the Year.
QB Ryan Tannehill (3,734 yards, 21 TDs, 14 INTs) will have to recover from last year’s close, in which interceptions sealed the team’s fate and take more care of the ball. Likewise, in 2021 he was the second-most sacked quarterback with 47 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and with the loss of guards Rodger Saffold and David Quessenberry in free agency, things won’t be smooth in the pocket.
The unknown on offense is not whether Tannehill can guard the ball, but who will catch his shots after the departure of AJ Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles and Julio Jones to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Therefore, the Titans drafted WR Treylon Burks in the first round of the Draft and signed TE Austin Hooper in free agency.
The Titans had the second-best rushing defense in 2021, allowing 1,438 yards, however, they were the eighth-worst in passing as opposing QBs threw for 4,169. With that in mind, management saw fit to add safety AJ Moore in the offseason and recruit cornerback Roger McCreary to join safety Kevin Byard and cornerback Kristian Fulton.
Record in 2021: 12-5
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Super Bowl titles: 0
Head coach: Mike Vrabel
Offensive Coordinator: Todd Downing
Defensive Coordinator: Shane Bowen