Ryan Tannehill Set To Sign With Las Vegas Raiders?
Is Ryan Tannehill going to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders? That is the big question heading into next week’s looming free agency.
At this point it is abundantly clear that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is no big fan of Derek Carr.
Obviously there is no way anyone from the organization will come out and publicly admit that they no longer want Gruden, but it is also fairly clear despite that.
Last season, Carr recorded 4,054 yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions while leading his team to a 7-9 record. Apparently that was not enough for Gruden. He and the team are sort of publicly signaling that they are looking to upgrade at quarterback, and a new potential candidate has emerged.
According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, Gruden is “intrigued” by the prospect of signing Tannehill.
“If the Titans were to zero in on Brady, with their roster in a win-now spot, Tannehill would have a market elsewhere, with the Raiders (and Jon Gruden) long believed to be intrigued,” Breer said.
“Should Las Vegas’s new team make a move on either Tannehill or Brady, then Derek Carr’s future would be thrown into flux.”
Tannehill was a savior of sorts for Tennessee last season. After replacing Marcus Mariota as the team’s starting quarterback at the midseason mark, he led them all the way to the AFC Championship Game.
On the year, he recorded 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns.
If for some reason Brady does end up with the Titans, it would not be all that shocking to see Tannehill end up in Las Vegas on a big deal.