Who will be MVP of the AFC South this season? Our reporters give their picks:
Sarah Barshop, Houston Texans reporter: Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Titans were on the path to win the AFC South late last season, led by Mariota. Tennessee had won four out of five games down the stretch -- two of which were against playoff teams -- before Mariota suffered a fractured fibula in the third quarter of Week 16. The Titans helped Mariota by drafting receivers Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor -- who should be upgrades over Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe -- and tight end Jonnu Smith, who will create a solid duo with Delanie Walker. Along with running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, the Titans could have the best offense in the AFC South.
Michael DiRocco, Jacksonville Jaguars reporter: Mariota will top 3,500 yards passing and throw for 30-plus touchdowns, but more importantly, he will guide the Titans to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Mariota has steadily improved in his first two seasons and should be even more effective now that the Titans have added more options in the passing game (Eric Decker, Davis, Taylor) to go along with a good pair of punishing running backs and a very good offensive line. Mariota still has work to do -- his completion percentage is 61.6 percent, and it needs to be better than 65 percent -- but he has thrown only 19 interceptions in two seasons. He will have the best season of his career, and the Titans will win the division.
Mike Wells, Indianapolis Colts reporter: Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for at least 3,800 yards and at least 23 touchdowns in four of his five seasons while playing behind an offensive line that often left him battered, bruised and missing games. The Colts are in position to give Luck the best group of offensive linemen of his career, because they return their core players at that position group for the first time in the quarterback's six seasons. Combine that with the Colts also returning their top skill position players, and Luck could have a career season while leading one of the league's top offenses.