3. The AFC South is vulnerable
The Texans managed to win the division last season with a regular-season record of 10-6. It’s going to be very difficult for Deshaun Watson to repeat last year’s offensive exploits without the services of Deandre Hopkins. Logic suggests Houston will regress by at least a couple of games.
The Colts might actually be the favorite heading into the 2020 campaign. They’re placing a lot of faith in Philip Rivers to right the wrongs for their offense. He might be an upgrade over Jacoby Brissett, but he could also be cooked at the age of 38. At the very least, Indianapolis doesn’t seem like a team who can run away with the division due to their questionable quarterback play.
The Jaguars project to finish at the bottom of the division. There’s some young talent on the Jacksonville roster, but they look to be a year or two away from legitimate playoff contention.
That leaves the Titans with a relatively open path to the top of the division. Their games against the Colts will likely determine this year’s AFC South champion. The reality that Tennessee should be favored in the majority of their division games bodes well for Tannehill and his team.