Controlling proprietor Amy Adams Strunk fired former Tennessee Titans common supervisor Jon Robinson mid-season and changed him first-time GM Ran Carthon to shake issues up.
Tennessee lower bait with a number of high-priced veterans, doubtlessly drafted its quarterback of the longer term and can tentatively use the 2023 season to judge which gamers are value retaining round for the “reset.” Here is our greatest guess on the best- and worst-case situations for the Titans in 2023:
The Titans are one of many hardest groups within the NFL to get a learn on contemplating their season hinges on a variety of yet-to-be-answered questions. Will Tennessee signal DeAndre Hopkins? Is Andre Dillard a respectable beginning left deal with? Is Derrick Henry nonetheless able to a 1,000-yard season? Nonetheless, assuming the solutions to most of these questions are constructive, the Titans may doubtlessly be a playoff group in 2023.
Tennessee has 9 winnable video games towards non-division opponents together with New Orleans, the Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Miami and Seattle. (Full schedule evaluation right here.) Being beneficiant, the Titans may come out of these matchups with 5 or 6 wins.
Of their six division video games, it shouldn’t be too troublesome to search out at the least 4 wins there towards two groups breaking in rookie QBs and one other that has subsequent to zero expertise getting into a season as a division favourite.
Whereas the Titans might be a playoff group, they may simply as simply be drafting within the high 10 subsequent season as properly. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill might be changed by rookie Will Levis at any level, the protection may regress after dropping David Lengthy Jr., Demarcus Walker, Zach Cunningham, Bud Dupree and Lonnie Johnson and Tim Kelly might be simply as unhealthy of an offensive coordinator as Todd Downing.
On this situation, splitting with the Colts and Texans is probably going, and a sweep by the hands of the Jaguars for the second 12 months in a row is totally believable. The Titans different three wins seemingly come towards Atlanta in Week 8, Tampa Bay in Week 10 and Carolina in Week 12. Video games towards New Orleans, Cleveland and Miami might be toss-ups, however all three have finished extra to enhance throughout the offseason than Tennessee, which arguably obtained worse.