Ryan Tannehill has proven that he’s capable of being a great quarterback in the NFL, and the Tennessee Titans QB is the best when he’s in the red zone.
The Tennessee Titans have been reeling on offense this season, and a lot of that is thanks to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Many people were unsure if Tannehill could continue his dominance from this 2019 season in 2020, but he’s proved his haters wrong so far.
The Titans have the second-best offense in the NFL when they’re in the red zone. Out of the 25 trips to the red zone so far this season, the Titans have scored 20 touchdowns. The Seahawks are the only team with a higher percentage at 85.7, with 18 of 21 trips ending in a touchdown.
Tannehill is even better in the red zone. He leads the league with an 81.5% completion percentage, 163 yards, and a passer rating of 131.4 in the red zone. Tannehill’s 13 red zone touchdowns make for the third-most in the NFL as Tom Brady and Russell Wilson are the only two quarterbacks ahead of Tannehill.
The Titans’ offense is even better when you throw last year’s Rushing Champion, Derrick Henry, into the mix on the ground. Tannehill might be leading in touchdowns if Henry didn’t get a few of his own to start the season.
Tannehill’s success has also helped A.J. Brown‘s initial success. Brown’s dominance in his first 20 games in the NFL has put him in elite company. Randy Moss is the only other player since 1970 to reach 75 receptions and 12 touchdown receptions while averaging at least 18 yards per catch in their first 20 games of their career.
Brown also has the third most games with 100 or more receiving yards and one touchdown in his first 20 games with five. Odell Beckam Jr. and Victor Cruz are the only two players ahead of Brown.
The Titans offense is something special. Tannehill has figured things out in Nashville, Henry isn’t slowing down, and Brown is in elite company as he starts his young career. The Titans will look to continue that success this Sunday when they take on the Bengals.