After Ryan Tannehill helped carry the Tennessee Titans to the AFC Championship, Tannehill is finally getting some respect ahead of the 2020 season.
The NFL Top 100 list is an exciting time for football fans and players as the NFL releases the top 100 players in the league. It’s a little extra special for Ryan Tannehill as the Tennessee Titans quarterback made his first appearance on the list.
Tannehill dominated from the time he took over as the Titans starting quarterback until the AFC Championship. The Titans were 2-4 and had nowhere to go. Tannehill took them to 9-7, beat the New England Patriots in the Wild Card game, and the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round.
Even though Tannehill showed out and even earned a big four-year, $118 million contract extension from the Titans in return, the national media hasn’t been giving Tannehill the respect that he deserves.
He’s been vastly underrated in recent polls and rankings. That’s mostly due to inconsistency both on his part and the Titans.
But he gets a ranking that he deserves in the NFL Top 100 list. He made the list that only the NFL’s best players make for the first time in his career and came in at No. 68.
In Tannehill’s ten starts in 2019, he had 2,742 and 22 touchdowns. Those are some of his best numbers in his career, and if he played a full season, we could’ve seen the best season of his career statistically. He also led the league in passer rating, yards per attempt, and yards per completion.
There’s no doubt that Tannehill had a phenomenal 2019 season. He proved that he can be a leader on an NFL offense and he can be a great quarterback. Now it’s up to him to prove that he can consistently be successful. If he can do that, then the national media and everyone else will start to give him the respect he deserves.