The 2015 NFL season is just weeks away, and there’s plenty of intrigue to spare surrounding the Tennessee Titans as the days tick down. Here are three things to watch for in training camp:
How productive will Marcus Mariota be?
2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will go down as one of the most beloved figures in Oregon football history, but the time is now for him to take the next step in what promises to be a storied career when all is said and done. He has the combination of athleticism, arm strength, accuracy, and ball security that will strike fear in opposing defenses - and should become one of the NFL's better quarterbacks right away.
Can Tennessee get/stay healthy?
Injuries besieged the Titans in 2015, and an offseason of multiple rehabilitation processes will be huge for Tennessee’s depth in several key areas. Having players such as wide receivers Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter at close to 100% and ready to go come Week 1 will be a huge step up from what was a depressing end to 2014 for a depleted Titans roster.
Will Tennessee be sharper in Ken Whisenhunt's second year?
The Titans' returning players have a year of working in Ken Whisenhunt's system under their belts, and comfortability with what he expects could lead to increased production in 2015. Whisenhunt worked some solid magic during his time in Arizona and, with a good showing in this year's NFL Draft, he could start doing the same for the Titans in 2015. He may be on the hot seat, but there's hints of a turn-around afoot in Nashville.