10 NFL players who are regression candidates in 2020

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans, #22 (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Pick Analysis. 2. 35. player. Scouting Report. QB. Tennessee Titans. Ryan Tannehill

The 2019 Comeback Player of the Year will have a huge challenge on his hands to replicate his heroics of last season, in which he lifted the Titans from afterthought to Super Bowl contender.

As previously alluded to, there is likely to be a heavier burden on his shoulders in 2020. The Titans cannot afford to put the same amount of strain on Derrick Henry this season, so more games will have to be won on the arm of Tannehill.

That would seemingly leave the door open for the former Miami Dolphin to perhaps even improve on what he did in 2019.

Yet Tannehill’s completion percentage of 70.3 and his TD percentage of 7.7 stand out as anomalies in his NFL career, rather than being the norm for the ex-wide receiver.

His highest completion percentage when he has finished a full 16-game season is 66.4. Prior to 2019, his TD percentage had only once been higher than 6.

Perhaps this is the new Tannehill who, freed from the shackles of Adam Gase, led the league in yards per attempt and yards per completion last season. Titans fans will sincerely hope that is the case but, even if he manages to keep the Tennessee offense productive, history says it is unreasonable to expect him to be as efficient in his first full season as the starter.