In this video, Tannehill is seen embracing Brown, who had just torched the Titans’ defense for eight catches, 119 yards, and two touchdowns.
Ryan Tannehill to A.J. Brown after he destroyed the Titans: "Why'd you have to do it like that? You didn't have to do all that." 😅😅pic.twitter.com/PCjNA5VGA0
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 7, 2022
During the 2022 NFL Draft, the Titans traded Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles, which yielded them first-round receiver Treylon Burks.
Ever since this trade, Tannehill has been seeking a number-one option at receiver.
Tannehill, By The Numbers
Whether it is due to Brown leaving, or just a change in the offensive scheme, Tannehill hasn’t had as successful of a season in 2022 as he did in 2021.
In 2021, Tannehill was averaging 220.8 passing yards per game and threw for 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
So far this season, Tannehill is averaging ten fewer yards per game, throwing for just 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.
One reason for this decline is the weapons that he has available at the receiver.
While Burks is swimming with future potential, his injuries have made it difficult for him to stay on the field this season.
He will likely be a top receiver for Tannehill in seasons to come but looks to be a non-factor this season.
Woods and Westbrook-Ikhine are serviceable options for Tannehill, but they are certainly not close to the production that Brown provided in Tennessee.
Will this make a difference in the Titans’ postseason aspirations?
They are poised to win their division but are 0-2 in their last two playoff appearances.