Julio Jones and the Titans are Super Bowl Contenders
It’s official. The Atlanta Falcons have made a trade with the Tennessee Titans. Both teams made an incredible deal. The Falcons relieved the cap situation and the Titans added a legend to an offense that is already packed with superstars. There are still questions that both teams need to answer, but Tennessee fans are very happy. They should be because Julio Jones and the Titans are now legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
What Do the Experts Say?
It did not take long for other experts to offer up their opinions.
Titans Super Bowl predictions
Before the trade, there were many pundits picking the Titans to be Super Bowl contenders if they were able to pull off this trade. Now that it’s official, betting now is the smart move.
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) June 6, 2021
The Kansas City Chiefs are still the favorites to win the AFC, and the Baltimore Ravens are dangerous, but the gap is getting closer and it is easy to see.
The Titans just became instant Super Bowl contenders and are without a doubt the 2nd best team in the AFC that can go toe-to-toe with KC
I cannot wait to see this offense in action https://t.co/JEMlja7iTe
— Thomas Head (@brother_head) June 6, 2021
Best Offense in the NFL
The Titan’s offense is incredible. They have the best running back in the National Football League, a pair of All-Pro wide receivers, and a quarterback that is more efficient than some of the best QBs in the league. Yes even better than the Chiefs Patrick Mahomes. This tweet is getting a lot of heat on the internet, but it’s true.
I see a lot of people are taking shots at Ryan Tannehill right now after the Julio trade.
Tannehill=Mahomes? numbers wise, at least, yep. Actually better numbers.
One of the most underrated players in the entire NFL… meanwhile Mahomes gets everyone’s attention. pic.twitter.com/jvW5GfyDs4
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 6, 2021
The reason the Titans have the edge on offense is not because of the QB position, it is because they have the best running back in the NFL in Derrick Henry. It will be very difficult for the Chiefs to score if Henry allows the Titans to control the time of possession and the game clock. That is a difference-maker in the playoffs and it is obvious that the Titans will make the playoffs.
Path to the Playoffs
The Titans have an easy path to the playoffs. The odds prove it. The Titans are (-140) to make the postseason. The Titans will be able to pile up some easy wins in the division. They play in the AFC South and that helps. The Jacksonville Jaguars are getting better, but they will not win the division. The Houston Texans may be the worst team in the league. The Indianapolis Colts are the only real challenge in the division, but either way the Titans will be in the running for the division title.
Once the playoffs begin, anything can happen. This is why betting on the Titans now has value. With the acquisition of Julio Jones, the Titans have the best offense in the NFL and are true contenders.