Titans acquire Tannehill from Dolphins

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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tannehill has restructured his contract in order to help the deal go through.

The Titans sent a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft to the Dolphins for Tannehill and a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft. Tennessee gets a 6th round pick in 2019 and Tannehill.

This means that the Dolphins will without a doubt either sign a free agent quarterback, draft a quarterback, or trade for a quarterback. In Tennessee, Tannehill will back up starter Marcus Mariota.

In 2018, Tannehill started 11 games for the Dolphins, and he completed 176-of-274 passes for 1,979 yards and 17 touchdowns, with nine interceptions.

Ryan Tannehill's tenure with the franchise is finally over.

In his last National Football League season, Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns. He missed the 2017 season with a knee injury. He had a wildly uneven season a year ago that ended badly. The main remaining question from the trade might be, who plays quarterback for the Dolphins this season?

Tannehill's skill set should fit well behind Mariota as both players rely on accuracy and movement to succeed. They have been actively examining quarterbacks in the 2019 National Football League draft class, and they seem to be a strong candidate to select a prospect in the first round of this year's draft or the next one.

SportsTrust Advisors, Tannehill's representation, say his new deal is for one year.