12. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
For some reason, Ryan Tannehill never gets the love he deserves. Sure, things went sour with the Miami Dolphins but he had Adam Gase as his head coach so how else could they have gone? He since found new life with the Tennessee Titans where he has a record of 30-13 as a starter.
Even with him leading Tennessee to one win after another, he wasn’t getting the credit. That should have changed since he led the Titans to the No. 1 seed in the AFC even after losing running back Derrick Henry in Week 8. Following Henry’s injury, Tennessee was expected to falter but Tannehill led them to a 6-3 record.
11. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
In 2019, Lamar Jackson was the NFL MVP. In 2021, he was not.
Jackson enjoyed a ton of early success with the Baltimore Ravens but this was not his greatest campaign. He was 7-5, which is his worst record as a starter, and had a career-worst 13 picks. Just for some reference, he had just 18 picks and seven losses in his three previous seasons combined.
He should be able to bounce back from this and once again be the most dangerous dual-threat in the game but 2021 is a year he will want to forget.