Some big changes have been made to the Titans roster in hopes of helping Marcus Mariota improve as he starts the fifth and final year of his contract.
There will be a couple key players under the microscope for the Titans organization as they head into the 2019 season.
Head coach Mike Vrabel is about to start his second season in the role, meaning he’ll be expected to have settled into his job more, and expected to improve on his first season. The Titans went 9-7 in 2018, putting them in third place in the AFC South. Vrabel isn’t the only one who’ll need to up his game.
Marcus Mariota is coming into the final season of his contract. He’s been prone to injury and hasn’t quite lived up to the hype that came with him being drafted 2nd overall in the 2015 class. Will the Titans keep him around if he has another mediocre season?
Tennessee Titans Acquisitions and Moves
The Titans got a new backup for Marcus Mariota in a trade with the Miami Dolphins that send a 2020 4th round pick and FB Chandler Cox to Miami for Ryan Tannehill and linebacker David Long. With Tannehill coming in, the Titans said goodbye to Blaine Gabbert. A great free agent acquisition was Rodger Saffold, one of the best guards available in free agency. The Titans got him from the Rams for a four-year, $44 million deal.
The Titans had quite a good draft, picking up several excellent picks in positions they truly needed to fill. First off they selected DT Jeffery Simmons with the 19th overall pick. Next up they got wide receiver AJ Brown from Ole Miss.
Tennessee had their eyes on safety Amani Hooker, and traded up to the 116th position to ensure they got him. They also used a pick they got in a trade with the New York Jets to get OL D’Andre Walker with the 168th pick.
Tennessee Titans 2019 NFL Schedule
In terms of strength of schedule, the Titans are ranked at 9th with their opponents’ combined win percentage in 2018 a .514. Here’s their 2019 schedule:
Week 1 (Sep. 8): at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET
Week 2 (Sep. 15): vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET
Week 3 (Sep. 19): at Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:20 p.m. ET
Week 4 (Sep. 29): at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET
Week 5 (Oct. 6): vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET
Week 6 (Oct. 13): at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 7 (Oct. 20): vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. ET
Week 8 (Oct. 27): vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET
Week 9 (Nov. 3): at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET
Week 10 (Nov. 10): vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET
Week 11: BYE
Week 12 (Nov. 24): vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:05 p.m. ET
Week 13 (Dec. 1): at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET
Week 14 (Dec. 8): at Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 15 (Dec. 15): vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET
Week 16 (Dec. 22): vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. ET
Week 17 (Dec. 29): at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET
Tennessee Titans NFL Betting Odds
The oddsmakers at Sports Interaction have the Titans currently priced at +300. They’ve also been given the worst odds in the AFC South, behind the Colts, Texans and Jaguars, and listed at +650 to win that group. Their odds to win the Super Bowl are slim, priced as +6000 long shots. That means that if you put a $20 bet down on them now, and they won, you’d take home $1200.
Tennessee Titans NFL Season Prediction
With the unpredictability of their quarterback, it’s not hard to predict that the Titans will repeat their 2018 record and go 9-7 this season.