Titans Make Final Decision On Ryan Tannehill
The Titans made a final decision on Ryan Tannehill this week.
It appears the organization wants to bring the veteran quarterback back for 2020.
According to ESPN NFL insider Dianna Russini, both the Titans and Tannehill want to get something done.
At the moment, it looks like Tennessee will utilize its franchise tag to retain the free agent quarterback.
This past year Tannehill recorded 2,742 yards and 22 scores over the course of 12 regular season outings. In that span, he only threw six picks.
Tannehill replaced the team’s original starter, Marcus Mariota, midway through the season.
Almost immediately after he was inserted into the starting lineup, the Titans went on an improbable run that culminated in appearance in the AFC Championship Game.
While the 31-year-old ultimately could not get his squad past the Kansas City Chiefs and into the Super Bowl, it was still a very successful season by any objective measure.
The franchise tag would likely earn Tannehill $27 million in 2020. While he gets his big, short-term payday, Tennessee would be able to review whether he is really the right quarterback to move forward with past next season.
It is a win-win for both sides.
The downside to using the franchise tag on Tannehill is that the Titans would be unable to then use it on superstar running back Derrick Henry.
Tennessee will ultimately need to weigh the costs and benefits of that before making a final decision.