The NFL announced the franchise tag period will officially open as expected on Thursday, despite some talk about possibly delaying the window while the NFLPA is voting on the CBA deal.
The franchise tag for Tannehill is projected to cost around $27 million fully guaranteed for the 2020 season. However, this would also buy the Titans some additional time to work on a long-term deal.
It’s worth mentioning that there have been rumors connecting the Titans to QB Tom Brady this offseason, so it will be interesting got see what they elect to do with Tannehill in the coming weeks.
Tannehill, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2012. Miami traded Tannehill to the Titans this offseason for draft compensation.
As a part of the trade, Tannehill reworked his contract to a one-year, $1.875 million deal with the potential for more incentives. He’ll be a free agent following the 2019 season.
In 2019, Tannehill appeared in completed 70.3 percent of his passes for 2,742 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 185 yards over the course of 12 games.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2020 Free Agents list.