AFC South quarterback power ranking: Who's got the edge in training camp?

• The Jaguars have the QB position figured out but how about the rest of the AFC South?

• There's a quarterback battle brewing in Indianapolis

• How long will Ryan Tannehill will be QB1 for the Tennessee Titans?

July 31, 2023; Westfield, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew (10).
July 31, 2023; Westfield, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew (10). / IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports
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3. AFC South training camp power ranking: Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

Just like the Texans, the Tennessee Titans took a passer in this year's draft. But unlike Houston, they can wait to thrust him into action due to the presence of veteran Ryan Tannehill, who seems poised to be the starter in Week 1.

Make no mistake, the Titans could be Will Levis' team by the end of the season but he'll need to first fend off sophomore Malik Willis. So far, they've both split reps with the second team while Tannehill practices with the starters.

At 35, Tannehill won't get much better. In fact, he could experience a decline at any time but if he's healthy, he gives the Titans the best chance to win right now. As recently as 2021, he completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,819 yards with 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Something that could help him have similar numbers in 2023 is that general manager Ran Carthon got him a bonafide No. 1 receiver when he signed DeAndre Hopkins.

Although the Titans are projected to win around six-seven games next season, they have enough talent on both sides of the ball — but especially on defense — to give the Jaguars fits. Going back to Tannehill, he should be QB1 in 2023 unless he struggles mightily.

So why is Ryan Tannehill the No. 3 passer on this list? Because he's never been an upper-echelon quarterback and it's hard to tell whether he's going to bounce back or not.