On Friday afternoon, the Miami Dolphins traded former starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee sent a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a seventh-round pick in 2019 to Miami for Tannehill and a sixth-round pick.
Tannehill received a one-year deal from the Titans that will pay him $7 million with the possibility for more than $12 million. After trading for Tannehill, the Titans didn’t waste time clearing out their quarterback room.
The team announced it released former No. 10 overall pick Blaine Gabbert. After serving as the backup quarterback to Marcus Mariota in 2018, Gabbert didn’t do enough to secure his spot on the roster.
Here’s the news from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2019
Gabbert started three games for the Titans in 2018 as Mariota battled through an injury.
The former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars threw for 626 yards and completed over 60-percent of his passes this season.
Gabbert threw four touchdowns and four interceptions during the season as well. He had a chance to lead the Titans to the playoffs late in the season against the Indianapolis Colts.
The passed for just 165 yards and threw two interceptions – and one touchdown – in the 33-17 loss.
Now he’ll get an opportunity for a fresh start on a different team.