The Miami Dolphins have traded QB Ryan Tannehill to the Titans on Friday, according to Tannehill’s agency.
- The Dolphins trade Tannehill and 2019 sixth-round pick to the Titans for a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a seventh-round pick in 2019.
- According to Ian Rapoport, the Titans have agreed to a one-year fully guaranteed contract with Tannehill worth $7 million. The contract can be worth up to $12 million by reaching incentives.
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The Titans were looking to upgrade at backup quarterback this offseason and it appears as though they determined that Tannehill was their best option.
As for the Dolphins, they made it clear that they were moving on from Tannehill this offseason and had him available for trade this offseason. There were questions about whether Miami would be able to find a trade partner for him, but it appears as though the Titans stepped up to get a deal done.
Miami really needs a quarterback now, as they have currently have Jake Rudock and Luck Falk as the two quarterbacks on their roster.
Tannehill, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2012. He’s currently in the third year of his six-year, $95.272 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $17.47 million and $18.725 million over the next two years of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Tannehill will free up $13,188,332 of available cap space while creating $13,423,334 in dead money.
In 2018, Tannehill appeared in 10 games for the Dolphins and thrown for 1,832 yards while completing 65 percent of his passes to go along with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 38 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.