There has been a changing of the guard for the Tennessee Titans at quarterback, as Ryan Tannehill displaced Marcus Mariota under center midway through the Titans’ Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos and seems in line to start this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Things are looking good so far, as head coach Mike Vrabel is liking what he has seen from Tannehill in practice:

“I thought there was good energy,” Vrabel said of Tannehill’s first practice session of the week, according to Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ team website. “It looked okay, it looked good. We’ll see where it goes today on third down, clean up first and second. But everybody’s just trying to play better, to understand their job better and give us a chance to execute on Sundays.”

Of course, starting is hardly new territory for Tannehill, as the veteran was the starting signal-caller for the Miami Dolphins from 2012 through 2018.

Live and breathe the NFL?

🚨 Get viral NFL graphics, memes, rumors and trending news delivered right to your inbox with the Clutch Newsletter.

The Titans acquired Tannehill in a trade with the Dolphins during the offseason in case Mariota underwhelmed for the third straight year, and now, that has become a reality.

In six games, Mariota threw for 1,179 yards, seven touchdowns and a couple of interceptions while completing 59.1 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 91.7.

Last week, he completed just seven of his 18 passes for 63 yards and a pair of picks before being pulled.

At 31 years old, Tannehill probably does not present Tennessee with a long-term solution at quarterback, but he does seem to provide the Titans with a better option than Mariota at the current point in time.