Dolphins officially give up on QB Ryan Tannehill, trade him to Titans

Dolphins officially give up on QB Ryan Tannehill, trade him to Titans

Somehow, general manager Chris Grier managed to finalize a deal to send Tannehill to reunite in Nashville with fellow former Dolphin Cameron Wake, who signed a 3-year deal with Tennessee earlier this week after a decade in South Florida. The main remaining question from the trade might be, who plays quarterback for the Dolphins this season?

Miami will get a 2020 fourth round pick and a seventh round pick in this year's draft in exchange for Tannehill. "Ryan is a tireless worker who always put the team first".

As part of the deal, Tannehill's salary will be cut from the $18.725 million he was scheduled to make in 2019 to $7 million in guaranteed money with up to $5 million more in incentives, according to NFL Network.

This means that the Dolphins will without a doubt either sign a free agent quarterback, draft a quarterback, or trade for a quarterback.

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The trade marks the end of the Ryan Tannehill era in Miami, which began when the Dolphins made him the eighth overall selection in the 2012 draft. He has appeared in 13 games over his five year career, starting in only three of them. He's also battled injuries for nearly all of his career, and the Titans have struggled when Mariota has missed time.

His time with the Dolphins was marred by mediocrity and injuries.

While consistency was an issue throughout Tannehill's tenure with the Dolphins, he did have his moments of brilliance, such as that previously mentioned three-game stretch when his combined passer rating was 129.9.

The former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars threw for 626 yards and completed over 60-percent of his passes this season. You could argue that he and Tannehill are incredibly similar - both are athletic, accurate quarterbacks and their playing style feels similar.

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