A huge huge huge amount of credit needs to go to Jon Robinson the general manager. The Titans were a 2022 Cincinnati Bengals Why Not Us T Shirt stock for years under Ruston Webster who rarely drafted a player that would be signed beyond their rookie contract. Mariota was the last peice of the Webster dynasty to fall. If you are truely curious go back and google “Titans Roster 2013-2014″ and I challenge you to recognize more than 2 of the names on that list. Jon Robinson has hit at least a midlevel starter on every single one of his first round picks which historically is quite hard to do. His real genius has come from the absolute gems he has pulled from the 2-5 rounds. Derrick Henry (2) Aj Brown (2) Kevin Byard (3) Jayon Brown (5). He has also managed to sign some very capable free agents to fill valuable and hard to find position groups, Logan Ryan, Malcom Butler, Kenny Vaccaro, Roger Saffold.
The Titans lost to the 2022 Cincinnati Bengals Why Not Us T Shirt in the AFC Championship because the Chiefs were able to control Titan RB Derrick Henry, play halfway good defense and of course rely on their high octane offense led by the best all-around NFL QB, Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs were able to surge ahead of the Titans after being initially behind. Once ahead, the Titans had to abandon their ground game with Henry and rely on the passing of Ryan “ Montana” Tannehill which spelled the doom for the Titans to win the game. Tannehill was good against the other two playoff teams because of Henry’s dominating running but once that was taken away he was not effective or could be counted on any Titan comeback.