2016 NFL Power Rankings Week 1: Where Do the Los Angeles Rams Currently Rank?

Sep 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum (17), running back Todd Gurley (30), quarterback Sean Mannion (14) and quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke react on the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings during a NFL game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum (17), running back Todd Gurley (30), quarterback Sean Mannion (14) and quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke react on the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings during a NFL game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 27, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks towards the sideline during a break in the action against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at Oakland Alameda Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks towards the sideline during a break in the action against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at Oakland Alameda Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /

21. Tennessee Titans (22)

Before anyone flips out over the Tennessee Titans being too high on this list, just take a look at the success this team’s had in the preseason and how quickly Marcus Mariota is developing into a top-10 quarterback.

The odds certainly aren’t in the favor of the Titans when it comes to winning the AFC South with other teams like the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts expected to make a strong run, but they could easily make things difficult for their opponents. Mariota seems to have taken his game to a whole new level and it’s shown in the preseason as the second-year quarterback should benefit from an upgraded running game along with better options in the passing game.

There’s something special about Mariota and Tennessee realizes how lucky they are to have him at quarterback. Now, it’s just a matter of how long it takes Mariota to get this team to the next level and whether he can make it happen this season.

Next: 20. Oakland Raiders