The Tennessee Titans are looking to improve off its 2019 campaign, and that would include a Super Bowl run. Can they do it?
The Tennessee Titans have mixed expectations coming into the 2020 NFL season. In house, the Titans expect to take the next step and make a Super Bowl run and possibly even win the big game. Around the country, many people still aren’t taking the Titans seriously as a competitor in the AFC with the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens.
One person that has stood by the Titans side throughout the offseason is host of NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” Nate Burleson. That’s not changing in his most recent take on the Titans.
Burleson’s faith in this Titans team goes all the way back to last season during their late-season run. With Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry both receiving extensions, that is only building Burleson’s case for the Titans.
"“I feel like they locked down the three most important things this offseason, Burleson said on Good Morning Football. “That’s the quarterback in Ryan Tannehill, the running back in Derrick Henry, and they locked down the same type of hunger they had last year.“But just think about how they can run the ball in November, December, and in the postseason. This team is built for a playoff run. This team is built for a Super Bowl run. So, as far as these other teams that are going to be high-flying, throwing the ball all over the place during the season, can they do that in January? I don’t think so, but I know the Titans they can run the rock in January.”"
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, if the Titans can mimic their late-season heroics from last season and bring that into the 2020 season, then the Titans could be a Super Bowl contender again this year.
The combination of Tannehill and Henry can be lethal if used right. It’s hard for teams to prepare for a quarterback that can throw for 300 yards and a running back that can rush for 100 yards in the same game, which is something that both Tannehill and Henry can do.
If the Titans can find its missing piece in the pass-rush, then I think the Titans’ defense will be where it needs to be to go on a Super Bowl run. I think if the offense plays like it did in the second half of last season, then the offense is already where it needs to be.
There’s still a long time until we get to Week 1 of the regular season, so anything can happen, but I have a pretty good feeling about the Titans in 2020.