Miami Dolphins trade Ryan Tannehill to Titans for draft picks
- Author: Steve Townsend Mar 16, 2019,
Mar 16, 2019, 1:08
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.
The Dolphins, meanwhile, are looking for a quarterback.
Tannehill, in all likelihood, was going to be released by the Dolphins this offseason, pending what they could figure out in the quarterback market.
Tannehill to the Titans: The Miami Dolphins traded Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans on Friday.
The trade marks the end of the Ryan Tannehill era in Miami, which began when the Dolphins made him the eighth overall selection in the 2012 draft.
He departs Miami with a career 62.8 completion percentage and an 87 passer rating, and left money on the table.
The former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars threw for 626 yards and completed over 60-percent of his passes this season. His contract was originally set for $18.7 million for the upcoming season prior to the restructure.
Tannehill's time in Miami was coming to a close with a new regime in place. But he didn't have enough of them and then injuries really hit, including an ACL injury that wiped out his 2017 season. Titans general manager Jon Robinson got creative in a trade to find the best option to fill the role.
Well, except one quarterback who's been sitting on the sidelines for the last two years, waiting for his next opportunity in the NFL.