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Ryan Tannehill

Tennessee Titans
Quarterback #17
Tennessee Titans
Quarterback #17
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Disappointing Week 1 showing

Tannehill completed 21 of 35 passes for 212 yards, one touchdown and one interception against Arizona on Sunday while running for 17 yards and one touchdown.

Analysis: It was a weak showing in what arguably was the best on-paper matchup on Tannehill's entire 2021 schedule. Arizona pass rusher Chandler Jones almost single-handedly defeated the Tennessee offense by sacking Tannehill five times, leaving the Titans unable to capitalize on Arizona's poor cornerback personnel. A.J. Brown (four catches for 49 yards and one touchdown on eight targets) and Julio Jones (three catches for 29 yards on six targets) both fell flat in the outing. The Seahawks pass rush should be more manageable for Tannehill in Week 2, but the Titans offense has some questions to answer as it heads on the road to Seattle.

Sep 12, 2021 1:38 PM EST

Activated off reserve/COVID-19 list

Tannehill was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Tannehill missed 10 days after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list in late August. As a result, the veteran quarterback will be eligible to practice starting Monday and should be considered ready to go for the Week 1 contest against the Cardinals.

Sep 4, 2021 1:04 PM EST

Lands on COVID list

Tannehill is expected to be out for 5-10 days after the Titans placed him on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: He's one of three Titans going on the list, joined by TE Geoff Swaim and LB Justin March-Lillard. It should be just a minor annoyance for the team, as Tannehill was comfortable under former OC Arthur Smith and shouldn't have too difficult of an adjustment now that he's working with internal promotion Todd Downing (formerly the Titans TEs coach). Plus, Julio Jones (undisclosed) and A.J. Brown (knee) haven't been practicing much, so it's not like Tannehill is missing out on opportunities to throw to his favorite targets.

Aug 26, 2021 8:02 AM EST

Appearance possible Saturday

Tannehill may play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Bears, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: All off Tannehill, Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown have been healthy scratches from Tennessee's first two exhibitions, while Julio Jones has been sidelined due to an undisclosed injury. Coach Mike Vrabel intends to implement a schedule this week similar to one used in the regular season, which could spur him to send Tannehill and company out there for a certain number of drives.

Aug 22, 2021 4:38 PM EST

Remains sidelined

Tannehill did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Tannehill has now remained sidelined in each of the team's two preseason games. The Titans have taken a cautious approach with most of their offensive playmakers, with the focus instead being fully healthy for the team's first regular season game Sept. 12 against Arizona. Tannehill has proven to be an efficient producer each of the last two seasons, though he's had a lack of volume due to Derrick Henry's exceptional work out of the backfield.

Aug 21, 2021 9:57 PM EST

Won't play Friday

Tannehill won't play in Friday night's preseason game against the Falcons, Jim Wyatt of the Titans official site reports.

Analysis: While the Titans play it safe with Tannehill, Logan Woodside is in line to get the start at QB on Friday and is expected to play at least until halftime. Meanwhile, look for Matt Barkley to finish up the contest for Tennessee.

Aug 13, 2021 1:02 PM EST

Unlikely to suit up Friday

Tannehill isn't expected to suit up for Friday's preseason game in Atlanta, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports. "As of now, I don't anticipate Ryan playing," coach Mike Vrabel said Wednesday.

Analysis: Tannehill's anticipated absence isn't unexpected considering franchise cornerstones typically don't log much preseason action. Having said that, Vrabel likely wants to see Tannehill under center at some point considering the change at offensive coordinator from Arthur Smith to Todd Downing and the offseason acquisition of Julio Jones (undisclosed).

Aug 11, 2021 3:47 PM EST

Surrounded by elite talent

Tannehill's offensive weapons were significantly upgraded by the acquisition of Julio Jones, Gentry Estes of The Tennessean reports.

Analysis: The Titans offensive playmakers were instantly upgraded Sunday after the acquisition of Jones. In an offseason of change -- Corey Davis departed and former offensive coordinator Arthur Smith was hired as the Falcons head coach -- it was reasonable to expect that Tannehill's elite efficiency was in significant jeopardy. However, if Jones can remain healthy, his addition to the team will give Tannehill the best receiving duo he's worked with since joining the team.

Jun 7, 2021 9:12 PM EST

Key turnover in playoff loss

Tannehill completed 18 of 26 passes for 165 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a wild card round loss to the Ravens. He added two rushes for six yards.

Analysis: It appeared that Tannehill and the Titans' offense would have their way against the Ravens after an impressive opening drive that was capped by a 10-yard touchdown throw to A.J. Brown. However, the team failed to find the end zone again, limiting Tannehill's overall production. Despite the struggles, he still found Brown and Anthony Firkser for big gains throughout the contest -- including completions of 35, 28 and 14 yards. Tannehill will look to bounce back from the disappointing postseason exit as he will return to be the team's starting quarterback once again for the 2021 campaign.

Jan 10, 2021 1:50 PM EST

Does damage on ground in win

Tannehill completed 18 of 27 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown and gained 38 rushing yards and two TDs on seven carries in Sunday's 41-38 win over the Texans.

Analysis: The Titans took full advantage of a matchup against one of the league's softest run defenses, with Tannehill equaling Derrick Henry in trips to the end zone. The quarterback wraps up the regular season with a career-high seven rushing TDs -- five of them coming in the last three games -- in addition to his career-best 33 passing TDs. Tannehill will now prepare for a duel with Lamar Jackson and the Ravens next Sunday in the wild-card round.

Jan 3, 2021 7:06 PM EST

Freezes up at Lambeau Field

Tannehill completed 11 of 24 pass attempts for 121 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions Sunday. He rushed three times for 55 yards and another touchdown, but also lost a fumble in a 40-14 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Tannehill and the entire Tennessee passing attack were under duress all evening after falling behind by two scores right out of the gates. The Titans' usually solid offensive line struggled mightily when asked to protect against the Packers' athletic edge rushers. A predictable gameplan combined with snowy conditions at Lambeau Field led to an inefficient and poor showing from anyone not named Derrick Henry. Luckily for his fantasy managers, Tannehill was able to rip off a big touchdown run to offset what would have been an ugly passing performance. Expect the Titans' signal-caller to perform better in a much softer matchup that will take place indoors against the Texans on Sunday.

Dec 27, 2020 11:47 PM EST

Finds end zone five times

Tannehill completed 21 of his 27 pass attempts for 273 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 15 against the Lions. He added three rushes for 21 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis: Tannehill had the Titans' offense moving with ease for the entire game, and he did his best Derrick Henry impression with two goal-line touchdown rushes. He also did plenty of damage with his arm, throwing for three touchdowns for the second time in his last three games. Tannehill's longest completion of the day came midway through the first quarter when he connected with Corey Davis for a 75-yard touchdown deep down the left sideline. He and the Titans will draw a stiffer test in Week 16 against the Packers.

Dec 20, 2020 2:28 PM EST

Has efficient performance

Tannehill completed 19 of 24 pass attempts for 212 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 14 against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Derrick Henry dominated the Jaguars on the ground, limiting Tannehill's need to take to the air. However, Tannehill made the most of his opportunities by connecting with A.J. Brown for a number of big plays. Most notable was a 37-yard touchdown toss to cap the team's first offensive possession. Tannehill connected with Geoff Swain for five yards out to tally his second trip to the end zone. The Titans should have to take to air more in Week 15 against the Lions, giving Tannehill more chance to rack up yards and touchdowns.

Dec 13, 2020 4:14 PM EST

Records season-best yardage

Tannehill completed 29 of 45 pass attempts for 389 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 13 against the Browns.

Analysis: The Titans were down 38-7 at halftime, leading to 31 second-half pass attempts for Tannehill. He took advantage of the rare volume by topping 375 yards for the second time since taking over as the team's quarterback in 2019. Two of Tannehill's touchdowns went to MyCole Pruitt, the first of which was a 22-yard toss down the seam. While Tannehill has largely been efficient this season, he isn't likely to throw 45 passes in Week 14 against the Jaguars.

Dec 6, 2020 2:46 PM EST

Makes most off 22 attempts

Tannehill completed 13 of 22 pass attempts for 221 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 12 against the Colts. He added three yards and an additional touchdown on the ground.

Analysis: Tannehill threw just seven passes in the second half, as Tennessee held a three-score lead for the entirety of the final two quarters. However, he still managed to produce thanks to a long 69-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown in the first quarter, the majority of which came after the catch. Tannehill also found the end zone with his legs on a one-yard scamper just before halftime. Tannehill will likely be forced to do more to earn a win in Week 13 against the Browns.

Nov 29, 2020 4:49 PM EST

Impressive in second-half rally

Tannehill completed 22 of 31 passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 11 against the Ravens.

Analysis: Tannehill and the Titans' offense was stalled for the entirety of the first half, during which he managed only 42 passing yards and a touchdown. However, he led a strong comeback effort in the third and fourth quarters, highlighted by a 14-yard touchdown toss to A.J. Brown. The effort marked the first time Tannehill has surpassed 200 yards since Week 8, though he has managed multiple throwing scores in all but two of his starts on the campaign. The Titans draw a pivotal Week 12 matchup against the Colts.

Nov 22, 2020 4:34 PM EST

Rough night in divisional loss

Tannehill completed 15 of 27 passes for 147 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Titans' 34-17 loss to the Colts on Thursday night. He also rushed twice for nine yards.

Analysis: Four days after taking nine hits overall from the Bears, including three sacks, Tannehill was knocked around six more times and taken down once in a game in which the Colts top-ranked defense seemed to pick up substantial steam in the second half. Tannehill compiled most of his numbers in the first half, when he capped the opening drive of the contest off with a five-yard touchdown to D'Onta Foreman. The veteran quarterback would go on to lead another pair of scoring marches that totaled 10 points before halftime, but he was shut out in the second half and eventually replaced by Logan Woodside for Tennessee's final possession. Tannehill will now have some extra down time to rest up before attempting to bounce back from his second sub-200-yard effort of the season when the Titans face off with the Ravens in a Week 11 rematch of January's AFC Divisional Round Game.

Nov 12, 2020 8:40 PM EST

Struggles to get going

Tannehill completed 10 of 21 pass attempts for 158 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9 against the Bears.

Analysis: The Titans jumped out to a 17-0 lead by the end of the first half, limiting Tannehill to just eight pass attempts across the third and fourth quarters combined. He also lacked his usual efficiency, completing under 50 percent of his pass attempts for the first time this season. Even so, Tannehill played turnover free football for the fourth time on the campaign, managing the Titans' to a win. He will draw a tough matchup against the Colts in Week 10.

Nov 8, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Throws two TDs in loss

Tannehill completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 233 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while adding 20 yards on two carries during Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Tannehill completed a pedestrian 60 percent of his passes for the second straight week as he struggled through the early going. Although his team trailed throughout and ultimately suffered its second straight loss, he salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with touchdown passes to A.J. Brown and Corey Davis in the fourth quarter. Tannehill sports an impressive 17:3 TD:INT for the season, but his passing yardage totals have been inconsistent and he's now been held under 250 yards in five of seven games. He'll look to improve his efficiency next Sunday in a tough matchup with the Bears.

Nov 1, 2020 2:07 PM EST

Nearly completes comeback win

Tannehill completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 220 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7 against the Steelers.

Analysis: Tannehill attempted only 11 passes for a total of 50 yards and a touchdown in the first half. However, with the Titans down 24-7, he was forced to turn to the air regularly in the comeback effort. Though the team fell short due to a missed field goal by Stephen Gostkowski, Tannehill racked up an additional touchdown and 170 yards in the final two quarters. A large portion of that production came on a 73-yard completion to A.J. Brown that reached the end zone midway through the third quarter. Though it was a down performance for Tannehill, he has still managed multiple touchdown passes in five of six contests this season. He and the Titans will draw a Week 8 matchup against the Bengals.

Oct 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

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