Titans acquire Tannehill from Dolphins

Titans acquire Tannehill from Dolphins

Tannehill's time in Miami was coming to a close with a new regime in place.

So the Dolphins essentially bought a 2020 fourth-round pick from Tennessee by contributing $5M to traded quarterback Ryan Tannehill's 2019 salary with the Titans.

The Titans restructured Tannehill's contract into a deal that will pay him $7 million fully guaranteed with a chance to make up to $12 million in incentives for the 2019 season, a source told ESPN.

Tannehill entered the league in 2012 as the eighth overall pick with the Dolphins, but he never lived up to his lofty draft status. His agent tweeted that as part of the trade, Tannehill signed a one-year deal with the Titans.

Tannehill will leave a $13.4 million dead cap on Dolphins salary cap in 2019. In Tennessee, Tannehill will back up starter Marcus Mariota. He did not play in 2017 due to injury. The 30-year-old returned last season, failing to improve on his unspectacular career averages by throwing for 1,979 yards, 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while completing 64.2 percent of his passes. However, according to at least one report, the quarterback has interest in the Dolphins. General manager Jon Robinson said Friday that Gabbert will be released. Over the last seven years Tannehill was an iron man until the end of the 2016 season when he tore his MCL/ACL on a hit against Arizona.

It's unknown whether the Dolphins have any interest in the quarterback.

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