The invisible regression of the Tennessee Titans

The 2021 season was not supposed to be nice to the Tennessee Titans. The Titans were supposed to regress, but they did the exact opposite.

Who would’ve thought the Tennessee Titans would carry its momentum from the 2019 season to the 2020 season. Before the season, I said that the Titans will be better than they were in 2019, and they were.

Most notably, Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry were supposed to regress and unable to be the same players they were in 2019. Everyone who predicted that Tannehill and Henry would regress was forced to eat their words after each of them had the best season of their career.

Tannehill threw for 3,819 passing yards, 40 total touchdowns, and a 106.5 QB Rating. He also led the league with five fourth-quarter comebacks and six game-winning drives. There’s no doubt that Tannehill had one of the best seasons of his career, if not the best season of his career, and I don’t think he’s going to slow down in 2021 when the fall comes around.

Henry had an even better year than Tannehill as he defended his rushing title, after a majority of national talking heads said there’s no chance he defends his rushing title in 2020, but he did.

He also became the eighth running back to rush for at least two thousand yards. Henry finished the season with 2,027 rushing yards, 17 touchdowns, and 126.7 yards per game.

The Titans put one of the best offenses I’ve seen to wear the two-tone blue in 2020. If the Titans can fix the defensive struggles, they’ll be a Super Bowl contender next season.

Don’t expect the Titans, Tannehill, or Henry to regress next season. The same Titans offense is returning in 2021, and I don’t think the Titans will take a step back from their performance in 2020 or 2019.