The Miami Dolphins have traded former starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans. According to a release from Tannehill’s agency, the former Dolphins starter signed a one-year deal with the Titans.
He’ll become the backup to Titans starter Marcus Mariota, who missed time during the 2018 season with a shoulder issue. While he won’t be the starter, Tannehill immediately becomes one of the best backups in the league.
Tannehill spent seven seasons with the Dolphins after the team drafted him with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2012 draft. He missed the full 2017 season in which Jay Cutler came in as the team’s starting quarterback on a one-year deal.
Now he’ll have the opportunity for a fresh start in Tennessee.
— SportsTrust Advisors (@_SportsTrust) March 15, 2019
Miami landed a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a seventh-round pick in 2019 in exchange for a sixth-round pick and Tannehill, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2019
It’s a solid haul for a player the team was most likely going to cut at some point.
The new regime in Miami decided a fresh start was necessary headed into the 2019 season.
The Dolphins will likely look to the draft for a quarterback after missing on Teddy Bridgewater and others in free agency.
New head coach Brian Flores and company will now prepare for the draft in April.