The Tennessee Titans are coming off a disappointing 2022 season in which they were expected by some to finish first in the AFC South but instead won just seven games and missed the playoffs.
However, there is a reason for their fans to be excited about the future.
A proposal for a new stadium was approved, and if it passes a final vote, the Titans will be playing in a new state-of-the-art facility as soon as 2026.
The Tennessee Titans' $2.1 billion stadium is now one step from reality.
Metro Council approved the proposal 25-11, now set for a final vote on April 25th.
It could open by 2026 — and would mark the largest public spend on an NFL stadium in history. pic.twitter.com/7pEjTepw0K
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) April 19, 2023
The Titans, who used to be known as the Houston Oilers, moved to Memphis for the 1997 season and played their home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in 1997 and Vanderbilt Stadium in 1998 before Nissan Stadium, their current home, opened for the 1999 season.
They were fairly competitive in their early years in Tennessee, reaching the Super Bowl in the 1999 season and reaching double-digit wins six times in the late 1990s and 2000s.
In recent years, the Titans have made the playoffs four times, but they have a roster in need of some reinforcements.
They have a question mark at quarterback, where Ryan Tannehill showed his age in 2022 with just 2,536 passing yards and 13 passing touchdowns while missing five games with an ankle injury.
The meal ticket for Tennessee is star running back Derrick Henry, who ran for 1,538 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, although he may be a bit diminished after the Jones fracture in his foot that prematurely ended his 2021 campaign.
But they need offensive help after losing wide receivers Robert Woods and A.J. Brown dating back to last offseason and finishing toward the bottom of the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns.NEXT: Top WR Prospect Set To Make Final Pre-Draft Visit Tonight With Titans