NFL: Predicting the week one starting quarterback for all 32 teams

NFL QB Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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NFL QB Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Tennessee Titans: Ryan Tannehill

Alright, the elephant in the room. The rumor is Aaron Rodgers is building a house outside Nashville. The move would make sense in terms of fit. The Rams have had success with Matthew Stafford and the Titans could see Rodgers as a way to replicate the move. The weapons are in place and Rodgers could be the final missing piece.

However, there’s one big thing that won’t let this happen. The salary cap. Tennessee is already projected to go over the cap next season. Adding Rodgers would require them moving Tannehill and that would result in at least $28 million in dead cap.

With that being said, we’re back to Ryan Tannehill as the quarterback moving forward in Tennessee. The Titans are a run-first team, but Tannehill has found success in the system, but there are reasons that the Titans could look elsewhere.

Over his three seasons in Tennessee, 2021 saw Tannehill throw the fewest touchdowns and the most interceptions of his tenure with the team. Now, that could be due to more pressure on him after Derrick Henry went down, but regardless it’s not great.

Could the Titans move on from Tannehill? Sure. The move would make sense. However, it would take a lot of creativity from the cap team. It makes more sense for them to stand pat with Tannehill, even if it’s just for one more year.