Saints Expected To Target Ryan Tannehill As Backup QB If They Lose Teddy Bridgewater


Ian Rapoport reports that the Saints are expected to target Ryan Tannehill as their backup quarterback if they end up losing Teddy Bridgewater to the Dolphins. 

Rapoport notes that Saints assistant GM Jeff Ireland actually drafted Tannehill while he was in Miami. 

The Jaguars and Jets have also been tossed out as speculative landings spots for Tannehill when/if the Dolphins cut him loose.

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, releasing Tannehill would free up $13,188,332 of available cap space while creating $13,423,334 in dead money. However, if Miami were to designate Tannehill has a post-June 1 release, they could improve those figures to $18.75 million of cap room and $7,861,666 of dead money.

In 2018, Tannehill has 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.

We’ll have more regarding Tannehill as the news is available.


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