Miami Dolphins trade Ryan Tannehill to Tennessee Titans

Miami Dolphins trade Ryan Tannehill to Tennessee Titans

The fact that as an unrestricted free agent he was signed by Tennessee on Friday after 10 seasons here should in no way take away from what he accomplished with the Dolphins.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tannehill has restructured his contract in order to help the deal go through. The 2012 first-round pick was traded to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, along with a sixth-round choice in the upcoming National Football League draft, in exchange for a 2020 fourth-rounder and 2019 seventh-rounder. Tennessee gets a 6th round pick in 2019 and Tannehill.

Blaine Gabbert served as Mariota's back-up last season.

It was widely rumored that Tannehill, once expected to be the team's savior, would leave.

He's 42-46 as a starter with a 62.8-percent completion rate, 20,434 passing yards, 123 touchdowns and 75 interceptions. He did not play in 2017 due to injury. The belief is Miami might be willing to eschew taking a quarterback in the first round this year in order to set itself up to take one in next year's draft. You could argue that he and Tannehill are incredibly similar - both are athletic, accurate quarterbacks and their playing style feels similar. Over the last seven years Tannehill was an iron man until the end of the 2016 season when he tore his MCL/ACL on a hit against Arizona.

It's no secret that the New York Giants need a new quarterback, not necessarily for this upcoming season, but maybe for next year, and Ryan Tannehill just left a team who could now intercept one of Big Blue's targets.

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