The Titans' Big Questions With Will Levis In Place

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

Mike Vrabel’s announcement on Tuesday that rookie quarterback Will Levis will be the Titans starter “going forward” will serve as a marker separating one era of this franchise’s history from the next. Before we discuss what the future may hold for Levis’ Titans, I want to briefly give some flowers to Ryan Tannehill, whose four-plus year run as the signal caller in Tennessee was extremely successful by virtually any measure.

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Derrick Henry/ Courtesy Tennessee Titans

Barring an injury to Levis over the final nine weeks, Tannehill will finish 38-23 as a starting quarterback. His 62.3 percent win percentage is the best among any quarterback in franchise history with at least 50 starts for the team, topping Steve McNair’s 58.0 percent clip during his run from the late 90s and early 2000s.

He also tops the franchise record books in yards per attempt (7.8), passer rating (98.0), and completion percentage (66.4) among passers with at least 500 attempts. Tannehill also ranks fifth in total passing yards and passing touchdowns while throwing interceptions at a lower rate (2.2 percent) than any other quarterback in Titans/Oilers history.

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