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Titans QB Ryan Tannehill Eager to Turn the Page to 2022


NASHVILLE – Ryan Tannehill is tired of talking about the end of last season.

The Titans quarterback is ready to turn the page, and his focus is on the regular season opener against the New York Giants, which is now just days away.

"I have a burning fire inside of me, there's no question about that," Tannehill said on Wednesday. "But at this point, it's a new season. What happened last year doesn't matter. But, no doubt, there's a passion and a fire burning.

"(What happened last year) has been behind me. The past is the past. It's a fuel, it's a fire inside of me. But the past is the past and I am ready for this year."

Tannehill, heading into his 11th NFL season, has plenty of new faces around him heading into the season.

Gone are A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, two big-name receivers who now play for the Eagles and Buccaneers, respectively.

The group of players new to the offense is a big one, and it includes receivers Robert Woods, Treylon Burks and Kyle Philips, along with tight ends Austin Hooper and Chig Okonkwo, among others.

The Titans will also have two new starters on the offensive line – left guard Aaron Brewer and right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere.

"I'm excited about our guys," Tannehill said. "We've had a good camp. Guys are playing with a lot of confidence, feeling healthy. Oure guys are playing well, they're playing together. They're growing together each and every day and I have a lot of confidence in them in front of me."

Tannehill is coming off a season when he totaled 3,734 passing yards and 21 touchdowns during a year when the Titans finished as the AFC's No.1 seed. Earlier this offseason, Tannehill discussed how tough it was to get over the season-ending playoff loss to the Bengals, when he threw three interceptions.

But that's all behind him now, Tannehill reiterated on Wednesday.

The start of a new season is just days away.

"I am focused on this year, and really looking forward to getting back on the field, competing, at home, in front of our fans, on our home field and attacking this 2022 season," Tannehill said. "I attack every season like it is going to be your last – you never know what is going to happen, whether it's physically or something else.

"(The start of a new season) is exciting. You get those butterflies, first week of the year. It's been a long build-up through spring, through training camp and now you are finally getting to lay it on the line with your brothers out there. So there's no doubt it's an exciting feeling and I am looking forward to it."

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