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Titans are Being Completely Disrespected in ESPN 'Offensive Weapon' Rankings

Zach Brunner
The Titans are being disrespected by the recent offensive weapons rankings.
The Titans are being disrespected by the recent offensive weapons rankings. / Will Newton/Getty Images
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After an incredible stretch to end the 2019 season, the Tennessee Titans are hoping to run it back and finish even stronger in 2020. There may not have been a hotter team at the end of the regular season, which transferred to the playoffs, where they knocked off the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens and nearly made it to the Super Bowl.

Titans fans everywhere are optimistic for this season, hoping to build on last year. However, ESPN is disrespecting this Titans offense in their latest “offensive weapons” rankings. For 2020, Tennessee is ranked all the way down at No. 22.

The switch on this offense that turned this offense around was naming Ryan Tannehill the starting quarterback. Tannehill completed 70.3 percent of his passes for 228.5 yards per game, throwing 22 touchdowns to six interceptions.

Tennessee’s top receiving weapon for 2020 is second-year wide receiver A.J. Brown, who was dominant in his rookie season, totaling 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns on 52 receptions. Corey Davis and Adam Humphries also start at wide receiver, adding nearly another 1,000 receiving yards combined. Jonnu Smith officially takes over as the starting tight end for 2020, after totaling 439 receiving yards last season.

While the passing game was efficient, it’s Derrick Henry at running back that is the team’s top offensive weapon. He led the NFL in rushing, with 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns. Henry also added another 206 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver.

It’s crazy that a team that was as dominant as they were can be ranked so low on the offensive weapons rankings, but this is a team that thrives on doubters.


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