13. Tennessee Titans (12)
Rightfully so, the Tennessee Titans were a little concerned to see Marcus Mariota suit up for the first time in a game since suffering that devastating leg injury towards the end of last year, but once he took that first hit, and got up without any issues, all those worries went away. Now, the Titans quarterback just needs to figure out a way to get back into his old groove to help this team make the leap of becoming serious contenders in the AFC.
Keep in mind how close Tennessee was to winning the division title a year ago along with all of the major moves completed during the offseason, and it’s easy to see why this is expected to be a team that makes the leap. In fact, one of Mariota’s new weapons, Taywan Taylor, is already showing flashes of greatness after catching four passes for 56 yards against the New York Jets during his preseason debut.
This team will go as far as Mariota will take them, and when considering this is the most talented offense he’s had to work with yet, the sky is the limit for the third-year quarterback. First things first though, which is the Titans getting Mariota back to that comfortable level with running the offense.