Titans trade for QB Ryan Tannehill

Ruben Hill
March 15, 2019

That has been rumored all offseason.

The details of the trade, as broken by ESPN's Adam Schefter, involves Tannehill and a 2019 6th-round pick going to Tennessee in return for a 2019 7th-round pick and a 2020 4th-round pick.

Tannehill is expected to serve as back-up to Marcus Mariota.

So from that perspective, it's quite logical to make the move for Tannehill, especially when it doesn't cost them anything more than a fourth-round pick down the road.

For the Titans, this is a high-end move but a smart one.

For the Titans, they've been looking for multiple seasons to find a top-end backup as injury insurance for Mariota. The main remaining question from the trade might be, who plays quarterback for the Dolphins this season?

The Dolphins now face a new era without a clear answer at quarterback.

To that part, the Dolphins recently hosted quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on a free-agent visit before Bridgewater elected to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints. They tried to sign Tyrod Taylor, and Taylor opted to be a backup with the Los Angeles Chargers. Rudock has appeared in three, completing 3-of-5 passes for 24 yards and an interception.

Shield your eyes Dolphins fans; this season won't be pretty.

The Miami Dolphins traded quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Titans.

Tannehill, the eighth pick of the 2012 draft, had some good moments.

Tannehill's time in Miami was marked by his lack of availability due to injury and inability to get the Dolphins over the playoff hump.

Tennessee is an interesting landing spot.

Mariota, the former second-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, hasn't necessarily proven himself as a guy worthy of a monster contract. He's also battled injuries for nearly all of his career, and the Titans have struggled when Mariota has missed time.

Not that Tannehill is an enticing option for the future, but he is an option. The Dolphins haven't really been linked to many quarterbacks in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft, but that's largely a result of where they're picking.

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