The Tennessee Titans finished with a 12-5 record and the number one seed in the AFC last season. However, Tennessee was bounced in the AFC Divisional Round against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Titans made some noticeable roster moves in the offseason.
General manager Jon Robinson traded away wide receiver A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles for a few extra draft picks in 2022. The Titans will be the favorites to win the AFC South division for a third consecutive season, but time will tell whether or not they can do any damage in the AFC playoffs. It is a total gauntlet this season. They had the most injuries last season but head coach Mike Vrabel kept the locker room afloat and won the NFL Coach of the Year Award.
Training camp is right around the corner. What will the Tennessee Titans training camp and potential roster look like this season?
Ryan Tannehill will be the starting quarterback. Todd Downing is the offensive coordinator for this football team. A lot of fans will need to regain his respect after the 3-interceptions disaster against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tannehill’s backup will either be rookie Malik Willis (third-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft) or Logan Woodside.
Derrick Henry will be the starting running back. He missed most of last season with a foot injury and returned for the playoffs. If healthy, Henry is the top running back in the NFL. Dontrell Hilliard and rookie Hassan Haskins will be the second and third running backs on the roster. They will go more of a running back by committee. Tory Carter will be the fullback.
Rookie Treylon Burks (first-round selection) and Robert Woods (acquired via trade from the Los Angeles Rams) will be the starting wide receivers. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and rookie Kyle Phillips (fifth-round selection) will be the third and fourth wide receivers on the roster. There will be no go-two wide receiver on the roster at the current moment.
Austin Hooper will be the starting tight end. He was with the Cleveland Browns last season. Geoff Swaim and rookie Chigoziem Okonkwo will be the second and third tight ends on the roster.
Taylor Lewan will be the starting left tackle, Jamarco Jones and Aaron Brewer will compete for the starting left guard spot after Rodger Saffold left via free agency for the Buffalo Bills, Ben Jones will be the center, Nate Davis will be the starting right guard, and Dillon Radnuz will be the starting right tackle. Rookie Nicholas Petit-Frere and Daniel Munyer will be competing for backup spots on the roster on the offensive line.
The Tennessee Titans play a 3-4 defensive scheme under defensive coordinator Shane Bowen. Denico Autry, Teair Tart, and Jeffrey Simmons will be the starters on the defensive line. Simmons is becoming one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL. He had three sacks in the playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Naquan Jones will also be in the rotation for Tennessee up front.
Bud Dupree and Harold Landry III will be the starting outside linebackers. They both can rush the quarterback. David Long Jr. and Zach Cunningham will be the starting inside linebackers. Rookie inside linebacker Chance Campbell and outside linebacker Rashad Weaver will be names to watch for in training camp for the Tennessee Titans also.
Cornerbacks might be one of the deepest positions on this Tennessee Titans roster. Kristian Fulton and Caleb Farley will be the starters. Elijah Molden will be the nickelback and he was solid in his rookie season. Rookie Roger McCreary (2nd round pick) will also be on the roster and is currently the fourth cornerback.
Amani Hooker and Kevin Byard will be the starting safeties. Rookie Theo Jackson and A.J. Moore will be the backup safeties for the Titans though.
For Tennessee, the special teams was not great last season. The Tennessee Titans kicker will be Randy Bullock, their punter will be Brett Kern, and their long snapper will be Morgan Cox.