|ADP:||Round: 12, Pick: 3|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 222 lb.|
|Born:||July 27, 1988|
|Drafted:||2012 / Rd. 1 (8)|
Tannehill agreed to an extension with the Titans on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: According to Jeff Darlington of ESPN, it a four-year deal worth $118 million total and $62 million fully guaranteed. The contract means the Titans won't need to utilize the franchise tag to retain the 31-year-old, who completed 70 percent of his passes for 2,742 yards with 22 touchdown and six interceptions in 2019 while helping lead the Titans to the AFC Championship Game.
The Titans and Tannehill are reportedly close to agreeing on a multi-year extension for the QB, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: If that happens, the team won't need to apply a franchise tag to retain Tannehill, who would thus remain the team's starter at QB going forward. Additionally, per ESPN.com, committing to Tannehill would effectively rule out the Titans from pursuing fellow signal caller Tom Brady in free agency.
Tannehill won the Comeback Player of the Year award Saturday.
Analysis: Tannehill earned the honors by leading the Titans to a 7-3 record after taking over as the starting quarterback and adding wins over the Patriots and Ravens in the playoffs before finally falling to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship. Quite the comeback story for a guy who was so bad in 2018 that even the Dolphins wanted to get rid of him, ultimately agreeing to an offseason trade with Tennessee rather than cutting Tannehill outright. Tannehill will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Titans will likely do everything in their power to keep him around.
Coach Mike Vrabel declined to comment on Tannehill's future with the Titans, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: The Titans have an interesting offseason ahead, with Tannehill, Marcus Mariota and Derrick Henry all scheduled to become unrestricted free agents, not to mention starting cornerback Logan Ryan and right tackle Jack Conklin. The team has plenty of cap space to retain Tannehill and Henry, at the very least, potentially using its franchise tag on one of the two. Vrabel didn't discuss contract situations Monday afternoon at his end-of-season press conference, but he did go out of his way to praise Tannehill's performance, noting how the 31-year-old quarterback led Tennessee to the AFC Championship Game and earned a Pro Bowl nod in the process. Common sense suggests Tannehill will get a multi-year contract or the franchise tag, while Mariota figures to hit the open market and may have to settle for a backup job (be it in Tennessee or elsewhere).
Tannehill completed 21 of 31 pass attempts for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the team's loss in the AFC Championship Game. He added three rushes for 11 yards.
Analysis: Tannehill couldn't keep pace with Patrick Mahomes, but did throw for two touchdowns for the second consecutive game. His first came from one yard away to put the Ttians up 17-7 in the second quarter. However, he didn't follow that up with another score until late in the fourth quarter on a 22-yard strike to Anthony Firkser. The performance closed a campaign that rejuvenated Tannehill's career, as he led the Titans to a 7-3 record in the regular season prior to earning two playoff victories. He should be in line for a big payday this offseason, regardless of whether that comes in the form of the franchise tag or a long-term deal.
Tannehill completed seven of 14 passes for 88 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Titans' 28-12 divisional-round win over the Ravens on Saturday. He also rushed six times for 13 yards and another score.
Analysis: For the second consecutive postseason victory, Tannehill played the game-manager role with great efficacy, as he threw only when absolutely necessary and made excellent use of his 13 total touches. The veteran opened the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jonnu Smith before connecting with Kalif Raymond on a perfectly thrown 45-yard bomb on the second play of the second quarter. Tannehill then helped seal the shocking upset with a one-yard touchdown run with 4:20 remaining in the third quarter, which pushed the Titans' advantage to 28-12 at the time. The 31-year-old continues his improbable season in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game, a contest in which Tennessee will take to the road for a third straight week and face either the division-rival Texans or the Chiefs.
Tannehill completed eight of 15 pass attempts for 72 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the team's Wild-Card Round win over New England. He added four carries for 11 yards.
Analysis: Tannehill took a backseat to Derrick Henry, attempting just 15 passes as compared to Henry's 34 rush attempts. He also failed to work efficiently, an oddity in his performances this season. Regardless, Tannehill's winning ways continued as he improved his record to 8-3 as the Titans' starting quarterback. He'll look to add at least one more victory to his resume in the team's second-round matchup against the Ravens.
Tannehill completed 13 of 20 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.
Analysis: Tannehill took a backseat to Derrick Henry, throwing only 20 passes in comparison to 32 rushing attempts for Henry. However, he worked efficiently, throwing for multiple touchdowns for the seventh consecutive game. Tannehill resurrected his career in 2019, leading the team to a 7-3 record after taking over as the starter in Week 7. A free agent at the conclusion of the season, Tannehill likely did enough to either be given the franchise tag or signed to a long-term deal in Tennessee. For now, however, his focus will solely on the team's matchup against the Patriots in the wild card round of the playoffs.
Tannehill completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 272 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 16 loss to the Saints. He also added eight yards on the ground.
Analysis: Tannehill continued his impressive run of production, striking for three more touchdowns while averaging 10.1 yards per attempt. He showcased his usual accuracy, but also logged four passes that went for more than 20 yards -- three of which went for more than 30 yards. Though he wasn't able to outduel Drew Brees for the victory, Tannehill will have the chance to lead the Titans to a playoff berth with a win in Week 17 over the Texans.
Tannehill completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 279 yards, while throwing two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Houston. He also logged 10 yards and a rushing touchdown on three carries.
Analysis: Tennessee fell into a 14-0 deficit before the half-time break but Tannehill orchestrated a furious comeback for the Titans, leading back-to-back touchdown drives to open up the third quarter and knot up the score at 14-14. The ultimate 24-21 defeat is damaging to Tennesee's playoff hopes, but Tannehill continued to deliver for fantasy GMs by cashing in with multiple TDs for the eighth consecutive outing. In addition to the proficient scoring production, Tannehill has also accounted for 285.3 scrimmage yards per game across eight starts this season. His upside remains high for Week 16, taking on a New Orleans defense that ranks bottom 10 in the NFL with 1.8 passing TDs allowed per game.
Tannehill completed 21 of his 27 passes for 391 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 14 win over the Raiders. He also added four rushes for 19 yards.
Analysis: Tannehill led the Titans' offense on five drives that concluded with trips to the end zone. His longest connection came on a beautiful deep pass deep down the middle of the field that hit A.J. Brown in stride for a 91-yard score. He connected with Brown for a second score later in the game and additionally found Jonnu Smith in the end zone to record his third three-touchdown performance of the season. Tannehill should be in a strong position to keep his impressive run going, as he'll draw a matchup against the Texans in Week 15.
Tannehill completed 17 of 22 pass attempts for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 13 win over the Colts.
Analysis: Tannehill faced an abnormal amount of pressure -- he was sacked six times -- skewing his pass volume downward. However, when he got the ball out, Tannehill worked efficiently, completing 77 percent of his throws and averaging 8.3 yards per attempt. He has recorded multiple touchdowns in every game since taking over as the team's starting quarterback in Week 7, helping him maintain value despite low volume. Tannehill will be in a strong position to keep his impressive run going, as the Titans will take on the Raiders in Week 14.
Tannehill connected on 14 of his 18 pass attempts for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 12 win over the Jaguars. He also added seven carries for 40 yards and another pair of scores.
Analysis: Tannehill found the end zone on a 21-yard rush to put the Titans up 7-0, hurdling through a pair of defenders at the goal line. While that was the team's only score of the first half, Tannehill led the offense to five touchdowns in the first six offensive possessions of the final two quarters. While Derrick Henry did plenty of the work, Tannehill also contributed plenty. The highlight came on a touchdown pass to A.J. Brown, in which Tannehill hit the rookie wideout on a slant across the middle, which Brown then turned upfield for a 65-yard score. Tannehill also capped the scoring with a three-yard rushing touchdown -- his second of the game -- to put the Titans up 42-17. Tannehill should have another opportunity to put forward a strong showing in Week 13 against the Colts.
Tannehill will start Sunday's game against the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: After completing 13 of 16 passes for 144 yards and an interception replacing former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota during last week's game, coach Mike Vrabel elected to stick with Tannehill. The Titans offense has been stagnant the past two weeks with Mariota under center, so the 31-year-old will get his first start since last season with the Dolphins. Tannehill will face a decent matchup against a banged up Chargers defense for Week 7.
Tannehill completed 13 of 16 passes for 144 yards and an interception after replacing Marcus Mariota in Sunday's 16-0 loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: While the former Dolphins QB was a little more efficient, in the end Tannehill had no more success moving the Titans' offense than Mariota did before he got the hook. It's not yet clear which quarterback coach Mike Vrabel will turn to next week against the Chargers, but Tannehill at the very least didn't hurt his chances of making his first start for Tennessee with his performance.
Tannehill completed seven of his 11 pass attempts for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' second preseason contest against the Patriots.
Analysis: Tannehill led the Titans' offense for three possessions, the first of which resulted in a touchdown. He displayed a particular connection with tight end Anthony Firkser, completing passes of 22 and 10 yards to him. Overall, Tannehill has played well to start his tenure in Tennessee, completing 19 of 27 pass attempts for 214 yards and three touchdowns through two preseason games. Despite that, he remains positioned behind Marcus Mariota on the quarterback depth chart.
Tannehill completed 12 of 16 pass attempts for 130 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the team's preseason game against the Eagles.
Analysis: Tannehill entered the game halfway through the first quarter and led the team to the end zone on two of his three drives. His night was highlighted by a 23-yard touchdown pass to a streaking Anthony Firkser down the middle of the field. Despite the solid performance, Tannehill should still be considered the backup in Tennessee behind incumbent starter Marcus Mariota.
The Dolphins traded Tannehill to the Titans on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Tannehill gives Tennessee a high-end backup for Marcus Mariota, who has yet to play a 16-game season through four years in the league. Meanwhile, the Dolphins are left with Luke Falk and Jake Rudock as the only quarterbacks on their roster, having failed to lure Teddy Bridgewater away from New Orleans. It's a safe bet the Dolphins select a quarterback at some point in the upcoming draft, and they also figure to take a look at veterans such as Ryan Fitzpatrick and Blake Bortles.
The Dolphins are actively looking to trade Tannehill, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: This should come as no surprise, given Tannehill seems to have fallen out of favor with the new Dolphins' brass. Tannehill's contract, one that will pay him just over $51 million over the next two years, will likely give any prospective team pause, making it unlikely the former first-round pick is moved until well after the 2019 NFL Draft. The most likely course of action will be for the Dolphins to simply designate Tannehill as a post-June 1 cut, saving the franchise $18.7 million of cap space and freeing the former starting quarterback up to explore the open market.
Tannehill may be released during the offseason, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Scheduled for cap hits above $25 million in the final two seasons of his four-year extension, Tannehill would need to accept a pay cut to have any shot at sticking around in Miami. The contract will also make it difficult to work out a trade, as teams won't have much interest in acquiring the 30-year-old quarterback unless he verbally agrees to reduce his salary. With the Dolphins bringing in a new coaching staff and eventually a new franchise quarterback, the most likely scenario has Tannehill being released and hitting the open market as an unrestricted free agent. Possible fits include the Jaguars and Redskins, though he may end up settling for a backup job.
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