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Ryan Tannehill Traded To The Tennessee Titans

16 March 2019
Ryan Tannehill Traded To The Tennessee Titans

Tennessee sent a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a seventh-round pick in 2019 to Miami for Tannehill and a sixth-round pick.

Tannehill has signed a new one-year contract for $7 million guaranteed and worth up to $12 million with incentives, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the deal. Miami has a huge quarterback void to fill, and seems likely to look toward the draft to do so.

The Dolphins faced an uphill battle to flip Ryan for assets, given his bloated cap figure, so getting anything in return for him is a win for Miami.

He's 42-46 as a starter with a 62.8-percent completion rate, 20,434 passing yards, 123 touchdowns and 75 interceptions.

The Dolphins now have the 13th overall pick in this year's draft and since Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins will more than likely both be taken before then, they are likely left with Drew Lock and Daniel Jones.

But Tannehill never lived up to expectations in Miami. His contract was originally set for $18.7 million for the upcoming season prior to the restructure.

From the Titans' end the move is probably a reaction, in part, to Marcus Mariota's constant healthy issues.

The past two seasons have been marred by injuries as Tannehill missed all of the 2017 season due to a knee injury suffered in training camp. Tannehill earned a flawless 158.3 passer rating and was rewarded by being named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

He was the first quarterback taken in the top round since Dan Marino. Titans general manager Jon Robinson got creative in a trade to find the best option to fill the role.