3 reasons the Tennesee Titans might not make the playoffs in 2022

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel At Nissan Stadium. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel At Nissan Stadium. (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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The Tennesse Titans are the reigning AFC South champions, and many of the players that were on the team are still on the roster, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see them win the division again in 2022.

Having said that, the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars made several moves in the offseason that should help them keep up with the Titans in the division race. With that in mind, here are three reasons why Tennesee could fail to make the playoffs and take a step back this upcoming season.

3. The Titans might have lost Harold Landry for the 2022 season

Harold Landry #58 of the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

It’s always frustrating to see players go down with injuries. After all, they spend an immense amount of time training and trying to be in the best possible shape for game day. Then again, injuries are an inherent part of football, so clubs must have a contingency plan in place in case someone goes down.

Then again, some injuries have a bigger impact than others, and the Titans will have a hard time replacing outside linebacker Harold Landry, who is probably out for the year after tearing his ACL in practice.

Defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons and defensive end Denico Autry will try to pick up some of the slack but there’s no replacing Landry, who logged 12 sacks and earned a Pro Bowl nod last year. Without him, the Titans could struggle to get after the quarterback in 2022, which is not ideal when you have to face off against Trevor Lawrence and Matt Ryan twice a year.