Deep Dive: Two Disastrous Injury Years For The Titans And What's Next

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For two years, Titans have headed to the training room during practice, limped off the field during games, reported injuries on Mondays, popped up on injury reports on Wednesdays, been scratched by Mike Vrabel on Fridays, gotten deactived on Sundays and made trips to injured-reserve.

Over two seasons, a team with 53 roster spots at a time and 48 on a game day was forced to use a remarkable, unprecedented 177 players.

Dec 18, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is tended to by medical staff during the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
Trainers and Mike Vrabel tent to Ryan Tannehill/ © Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

"Plug-and-Play" Vrabel and his staff coached up a lot of replacements who filled in better than could have been expected… until the second half of last season, when the injuries extended to quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the team finished the season with a seven-game losing streak and a 7-10 record that ended a three-season playoff streak.

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