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Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Date of Birth:  07/27/1988
Age:  34
Height  6'4"
Weight:   216
College:  Texas A&M
Drafted:  2012 | Round 1 | Pick 8
Depth Chart:  Starter

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB


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Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

The Titans have signed Ryan Tannehill to a new contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

It's reportedly a huge four-year, $118 million deal with $62 million fully guaranteed for Tannehill. The ratification of the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement seems to have sparked a new contract getting done between Tannehill and the Titans, as  Tennessee will now likely use the franchise tag to ensure superstar running back Derrick Henry cannot test free agency. Tannehill had an excellent year for the Titans last season, throwing 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions while averaging 9.6 yards per attempt in a big-play offense that took advantage of play-action passes. Now Tannehill will have a full offseason as the starter in an offense on the rise with young stars like Henry and second-year receiver A.J. Brown. This move obviously rules out Tom Brady to the Titans.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

The Titans are starting Ryan Tannehill, according to NFL Network.

This sends former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota to the bench. While it is not a surprising move considering the Titans took their time making the decision and left their former franchise quarterback out hanging the past 24+ hours, this is still a bit of a jarring move. Mariota has been a huge reason the Titans have become a respected competitive team over the last handful of seasons, and he just led the team to a playoff win at Arrowhead a couple of seasons ago. It's difficult to see Tannehill being a major upgrade for an offense that simply needs much better play from the offensive line and receivers on the outside. Tannehill is not a recommended fantasy pickup. For fantasy purposes, Mariota is a definite buy-low target in dynasty leagues, as most people likely feel his fantasy value is at zero—but he can be a star player if he lands in the right spot after Tennessee did him no favors with the way they've switched offensive coordinators throughout his time as the starting quarterback.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

The Titans have acquired Ryan Tannehill from the Dolphins.

Tennessee also restructured Tannehill's contract, making it a one-year deal that will almost certainly lower his cap number significantly. The former first-round pick is an ideal backup quarterback for Marcus Mariota, as they have similar athletic profiles. Mariota has missed at least one game in each of his four NFL seasons including missing parts of last season because of a nerve issue in his throwing elbow, so it makes sense that Tennessee was aggressive in upgrading their backup quarterback situation. The quarterback depth chart for the Dolphins is now a complete mystery with Tannehill now out of the picture. Tannehill (123 touchdowns, 75 interceptions in his career) played well in his six seasons in Miami, including a playoff appearance with Adam Gase in 2016.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins get blown out in season finale, 42-17.

Tannehill was 18/31 for 147 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions, also adding two carries for nine yards and a three-yard touchdown reception. Miami was in playoff contention just last week, but they lost 17-7 to the Jaguars to be eliminated, and now the year ends with a blowout in Buffalo. Tannehill started 11 games this season, completing 64.2% of his passes for 1,979 yards, 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. It sounds like Adam Gase could be fired, and the Dolphins can move on from Tannehill in the offseason, so it will be interesting to see what they end up doing. If things stay in place for 2019, the franchise would need some serious upgrades at receiver for Tannehill to be anything more than a low-end QB2.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins eliminated from playoff contention with 17-7 loss to Jacksonville.

Tannehill was 15/22 for 146 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, also adding three carries for 22 yards. Miami needed a win to stay alive for a wild card spot, but those hopes essentially ended when Tannehill tossed an inopportune interception at the start of the fourth quarter that Telvin Smith returned for a Jaguars touchdown to go up 17-7. Adam Gase's squad is good enough to win games and compete, but they seem to be in limbo a bit with Tannehill under center. We'll see if he can finish strong next week in Buffalo, but the former first-round pick won't be anything more than a low-end QB2 option.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill struggles in Dolphins' Week 15 loss.

Tannehill was 11/24 for 108 yards along with one carry for one yard against the Vikings. Tannehill didn't play particularly well, but Minnesota put a ton of pressure on him, including nine sacks, so he didn't have much of a chance. He did appear to have Kenyan Drake open for a would-be touchdown on a swing pass in the game, though, but he didn't look his way. Tannehill had been playing well the last three weeks before this, so he'll look to bounce back in Week 16. He's obviously hard to trust against the Jaguars in fantasy finals, though.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill throws three touchdowns in Dolphins' Week 14 win.

Tannehill was 14/19 for 265 yards and three touchdowns along with one carry for 13 yards against the Patriots. It was a strong showing for Tannehill, who was accurate and avoided mistakes while keeping his team in the game. His first two scores were to Kenny Stills and Brice Butler, and the final touchdown was a crazy play with a couple of laterals before eventually finding Kenyan Drake, who took it for a 69-yard score on the longest game-winning touchdown as time expired in the Super Bowl era. Tannehill is playing well, but he is not a highly-recommended fantasy option next week against the Vikings.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill is returning to the game for the Dolphins.

Tannehill is ready to re-enter the game at the start of the second half. He notably has both ankles heavily taped, but thankfully he's OK to return against the Patriots with his team down by six.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill leaves game with apparent ankle injury.

Tannehill is headed to the locker room, so Brock Osweiler is now in the game against the Patriots. We'll update you as more information becomes available on Tannehill's status.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill throws three touchdowns in Dolphins' win.

Tannehill was 16/24 for 137 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception versus the Bills. The offense didn't move the ball well against Buffalo, but Tannehill capitalized on opportunities with three red-zone scores—one to DeVante Parker, one to Kenyan Drake, and one to Kenny Stills. Ideally, you'll have a stronger QB1 option for your fantasy lineups in the first week of fantasy playoff matchups. Tannehill faces the Patriots in Week 14.

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Ryan Tannehill plays well in return, but Dolphins lose on last-second field goal.

After missing five games with a shoulder injury, Tannehill was 17/25 for 204 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for 14 yards. The first score came on a 33-yard catch-and-run by Kenyan Drake, and the second came on a highlight grab by Leonte Carroo for a 74-yard touchdown. Tannehill will get a tougher draw in Week 13 against the Bills, so his QB2 case will be weaker, especially with bye weeks now concluded.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is expected to start this Sunday.

Tannehill missed the last five games while dealing with a shoulder issue. He returned to practice after last week's bye and is reportedly slinging the ball around without much of an issue, so this is great news as it's not a season-ending injury that requires surgery (at least not right now). Dolphins head coach Adam Gase did say that he told Brock Osweiler to stay ready, which indicates they might not be 100% confident in Tannehill's shoulder, but the starter is giving it a go. Tannehill's return comes with the Dolphins at 5-5 looking to make the playoffs in a tight AFC, so it's a boost for the Dolphins as a team. However, Tannehill is not a recommended fantasy pickup in standard-sized leagues given quarterback is such a strong and deep position.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) won't play in Week 10, head coach Adam Gase has announced.

It will be another start for Brock Osweiler as Miami looks to upset Green Bay and improve to 6-4, but hopefully Tannehill is back after the Week 11 bye. The injury has seemed to be a bit of a mystery based on Gase's comments, so we'll see what happens over the next couple weeks. Osweiler isn't a recommended fantasy option.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is officially out for Week 9.

This isn't a great sign so early in the week, and it indicates Tannehill isn't very close to making a return to the field. It'll be Brock Osweiler under-center for his fourth straight start, and Tannehill remains week-to-week. Hopefully Tannehill is able to get back on the field this season, but it's no guarantee to happen.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) will not play in Week 8.

This was expected with Miami facing Houston on Thursday night, so Brock Osweiler will be under center again for Adam Gase's squad. Kenny Stills (groin) and Albert Wilson (hip) also won't play against the Texans; Osweiler has performed well, but he isn't a recommended fantasy option in a matchup between 4-3 teams.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is out for Week 7.

It's not a great sign that Tannehill has been ruled out so early in the week, and he should be considered week-to-week at best for now. Brock Osweiler will again be under-center for the Dolphins as they take on the Lions this Sunday, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option despite throwing for 380 yards and three touchdowns (with two interceptions) in Miami's overtime win against the Bears last week.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is inactive for the Dolphins.

Tannehill popped up on the injury report on Friday with the shoulder injury, and it’s apparently an AC joint injury for Miami’s quarterback. With Tannehill out, Brock Osweiler will get the start for the Dolphins, who will likely rely on the running game with Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake. Osweiler is not a recommended option in fantasy lineups.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

The Dolphins have listed Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) as questionable for Week 6.

Tannehill practiced fully on Wednesday as Thursday, but he suddenly popped up as a limited participant in today's practice and is now listed as questionable for Sunday. Still, it would be a major surprise if Tannehill was inactive against the Bears, so expect him to be under-center for Miami. He could be slightly limited because of the shoulder, though, so this makes him an even riskier fantasy option going against one of the league's best defenses.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill turns it over three times as Miami blows 17-3 fourth-quarter lead in loss to the Bengals.

Tannehill was 20/35 for 185 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, also adding three carries for 17 yards and a lost fumble. The Dolphins entered the final quarter with a 14-point lead, but they proceeded to have an interception, punt, fumble, and interception to end the game. It was a deflating loss after they seemingly bounced back from a 38-7 loss to New England, but Miami now heads home to face the rested Bears in Week 6. Tannehill needs to play better if the Dolphins are going to return to the postseason; he's nothing more than a low-floor QB2 option right now.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins get crushed by the Patriots in Foxborough, 38-7.

Tannehill was 11/20 for 100 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception, also losing a fumble in the loss. Despite playing stout defense early on, Miami's offense simply couldn't get going all afternoon, and it was only a matter of time before New England got hot. The Dolphins will look to bounce back next week in a matchup between a couple 3-1 teams when they head to Cincinnati for Week 5; Tannehill won't be a recommended streaming option in that game.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill throws three touchdowns as the Dolphins improve to 3-0.

Tannehill continues to play well despite missing all of last season with a torn ACL, as he was an efficient 17/23 for 289 yards and three touchdowns in the win against the Raiders. He also added three carries for 26 yards. The first score was on a 34-yard dime to the end zone to Kenny Stills; the second was to Jakeem Grant for 18 yards; and the final score was on a push pass to Albert Wilson for 74 yards. Tannehill has completed over 70% of his passes with at least two touchdowns in each of the first three games, and he'll look to keep it going in Foxboro next week.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill throws two touchdowns in Dolphins' win.

Tannehill played another efficient game, going 17/23 for 168 yards and two touchdowns while adding eight carries for 44 yards. He also lost a fumble in win. The first touchdown was a laser pass to Albert Wilson working back in the middle of the end zone, and the second was to A.J. Derby for 19 yards to put Miami up 20-0 on the Jets. Tannehill should be a high-floor option in Week 3 against the Raiders.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins come alive in the fourth quarter to beat the Titans, 27-20.

Tannehill went 20/28 for 230 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. The highlight of the game was a perfectly thrown bomb to Kenny Stills for a 75-yard score, and Tannehill also connected with Stills for the other touchdown. Miami's quarterback could be an underrated streaming option over the next couple weeks against the Jets and Raiders, but there are still probably better options at a deep position. The biggest takeaway from the season opener—which turned out to be the longest game in NFL history thanks to two weather delays—is that Adam Gase's squad is going to be better than people thought.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill (knee) will participate fully in OTAs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Coming off a torn ACL from last August, the Dolphins quarterbacks is over nine months removed from the injury. Rapoport notes that Tannehill will do "everything" when Miami starts OTAs today, which is obviously an excellent sign. Remember, Tannehill hasn't played since initially injuring his knee in early December 2016, but it's great that he'll have a full offseason to get acclimated with some of his new teammates on offense. Tannehill's presence throughout the spring and summer is ideal for the team's skill position players like DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, and Tannehill himself has QB1 potential in Adam Gase's offense.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Adam Gase says Ryan Tannehill will be the team's starter in 2018.

Tannehill is expected to be 100% for OTAs, which would mean he gets a full offseason with the offense. Tannehill will surprisingly turn 30 years old this July, and he's set to make nearly $20 million. Jay Cutler—who filled in well for the Dolphins, all things considered—isn't going to return as a backup, so he might make his way to the broadcast booth to form the three-man team with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis at FOX, which was initially his plan until the Dolphins gave him the call during training camp. As for Tannehill, he'll bring more of a running threat to Adam Gase's offense, and it wouldn't be surprising if he was a backend QB1 for 2018. Miami has some good weapons (assuming they re-sign receiver Jarvis Landry) with a good offensive coach.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill is done for the season, according to Armando Salguero.

According to Salguero, Tannehill will be getting surgery on his torn ACL and will be placed on IR. The focus for Tannehill now shifts to 2018, as he will just rehab and do the best he can to help Jay Cutler and the offense with his mind. The good news is Tannehill should be 100% by next year's training camp, but you have to feel for him after missing the playoffs last year due to the injury and now missing the entire 2017 season. Cutler is locked in as Miami's starter for 2017.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Ryan Tannehill does have ACL damage again.

Like at the end of last year, Tannehill has a partially torn ACL in his left knee. Salguero reports Tannehill's left knee was stronger than his right knee when they checked it before training camp, as is common with players going through intense rehab after knee injuries. It sounds like Tannehill was healed and at 100% by going through treatment and rehab instead of surgery, but he happened to injure the same knee again—we've certainly seen players injure their knees in consecutive years. This time, though, Tannehill might just get surgery and focus on 2018. It's highly unlikely Cutler would have come out of retirement if he wasn't going to be starting the entire season.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Adam Gase says the Dolphins are getting many opinions on Ryan Tannehill's knee.

Gase spoke after practice today and said the team is going "deeper" than second and third opinions on the situation. The Dolphins head coach added they are talking to a lot of people and "making sure we're getting all the right information and then we'll make a decision after that." Any decision on Tannehill probably won't be for a few days as the team and quarterback gather opinions to determine the best course of action.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins "fear" Ryan Tannehill will need season-ending surgery on his knee.

Schefter and co-worker Jeff Darlington say "no decision has been made" despite the fear. The thought was Tannehill would be in the clear when it was revealed there was no structural damage relative to this morning, but Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported that Tannehill might still need season-ending surgery after inconclusive MRI results. Even if Tannehill doesn't get surgery, he's still expected to miss 6-8 weeks. The Dolphins will likely want to come to a decision soon, especially if they opt to bring in Jay Cutler or another quarterback. It's definitely leaning towards surgery at this point, so Tannehill can get to 100% and put the knee issue behind him in 2018.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero says that Tannehill (knee) is "not out of the woods" yet.

Salguero says according to multiple sources, all options remain on the table for Tannehill after the quarterback's MRI was inconclusive. Per Salguero, the quarterback could still require season-ending surgery, which would obviously be the worst-case scenario for the Dolphins. We should wait until we hear official word from the team, but it seems like Tannehill could miss the season just as easily as he could be fine for the regular season.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

There is "no structural damage" for Ryan Tannehill's knee, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network.

This is obviously great news for the Dolphins quarterback, who had a scare this morning when he went down with a non-contact injury in practice. The team can now breathe a little bit, as he probably only dealing with a hyperextension and should be fine within a matter of weeks, if that. The big concern is preventing something like this from happening again, as his knee did buckle on the sideline without contact. Tannehill has been wearing a knee brace on his previously injured left knee from last season's partially torn ACL, so we'll see if they test different braces—or maybe he'll try to go without a brace (he did say before this scare that he feels 100%, so it could be a possibility).

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill went down with a non-contact injury at practice today, according to multiple reports.

Tannehill apparently went down on a scramble and was escorted by trainers to the locker room. Of course, the quarterback partially tore his ACL last year, but he and the team declined to have it surgically repaired. Hopefully this has nothing to do with that and Tannehill turns out to be alright, but non-contact injuries are rarely positive. Matt Moore is the Dolphins' backup quarterback.

 

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill will have to wear a brace this season.

James Walker of ESPN wrote the starting quarterback, who didn't get surgery on his severely sprained knee, needs to wear a brace but didn't seem hindered by it throughout the offseason. Walker is interested in seeing how Tannehill's knee responds to full contact, but hopefully it isn't an issue. Plenty of quarterbacks wear knee braces without it hindering their production, so Tannehill should be fine as he attempts to take a step forward in the second year of Adam Gase's offense.

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Ryan Tannehill believes the Dolphins offense can be "great."

Tannehill told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that the team has "definitely the most talent we've had with the receiving corps." Team team added Julius Thomas and Anthony Fasano at tight end this offseason, and the Dolphins quarterback noted that this is the second season in Adam Gase's offense. Tannehill also talked about how the offensive line should be improved, including with talented 2016 first round pick Laremy Tunsil moving to left tackle. There is a lot of talent on Miami's offense, and Tannehill will likely be the key to the Dolphins making the playoffs for a second straight season. Tannehill is a QB2 to start the season, but he could push for QB1 value.

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Ryan Tannehill has "no restrictions," according to head coach Adam Gase.

Tannehill dealt with a partially torn ACL, but he didn't need to undergo any reconstructive surgery, letting the knee heal with just rest and rehab. They're lucky, because a reconstruction could have caused him to miss the start of this season, along with valuable time through OTAs in training camp as the team heads into the second season in Adam Gase's offense. The Dolphins are likely to be a run-based offense around Jay Ajayi, so Tannehill isn't likely to be a QB1 this season.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said there are "no restrictions" on Ryan Tannehill (knee).

Tannehill suffered a partially torn ACL during last season, but it seems that he'll have no complications from it this season. Gase even said that Tannehill might have played in the Divisional Round of the playoffs if they had advanced. Tannehill has a chance to make a jump in the second year of being in Adam Gase's offense next season.

Ryan Tannehill (knee) won't play for the Dolphins, according to head coach Adam Gase.

The Dolphins will start Matt Moore again for the Wild Card game against Pittsburgh. Tannehill has a sprained ACL (it appears to be a bad sprain) so the Dolphins likely do not want to risk further injury to the knee. It seems unlikely Tannehill will play in the Divisional Round also, even if the Dolphins get by the Steelers. Matt Moore will make his first career playoff start on Sunday.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Ryan Tannehill thankfully escapes ACL tear.

The MRI showed a sprain of his ACL and MCL, obviously much better than a full tear. Head coach Adam Gase said Tannehill is going to be out at least a couple games, but this is much better than a long ACL rehabilitation. The Dolphins are at 8-5 and in a position to get into the playoffs in the AFC. Tannehill could certainly make it back this season.

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Ryan Tannehill leaves game with knee injury.

He was very emotional on the sidelines, which is obviously not a great sign. He has been ruled out for the rest of the game. We'll keep you updated on Tannehill's status as news becomes available.

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Ryan Tannehill struggles in Dolphins blowout loss.

Tannehill was 29/40 for 226 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. Baltimore stifled the Miami offense all game, ending the Dolphins six-game winning streak. Tannehill hasn't been a fantasy option and should not have been in your lineup.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Tanehill has good day against the 49ers to help get Dolphins to 7-4.

He was 20/30 for 285 yards and three touchdowns. He also had six carries for 34 yards. Tannehill stepped up in a game that Jay Ajayi struggled to find room on the ground. Tanehill had two 40-yard completions and averaged 9.5 YPA in the game. Tannehill will have to play well again next week in Baltimore against the Ravens' stingy defense. Don't put Tannehill in your fantasy lineup.

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Ryan Tannehill helps lead comeback win over Rams in Week 11.

Tannehill was 24/34 for 172 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also added 19 rushing yards on two carries and was sacked four times. Tannehill isn’t a good fantasy option.

Ryan Tannehill | Titans QB

Tannehill plays efficiently in Week 10 win over Chargers.

He was 17/24 for 240 yards and two touchdowns. The highlight of the game may have been Tannehill's dime to Kenny Still in the back of the endzone while Tannehill was pressured and hit. Tannehill isn't a good fantasy option, partly because the Dolphins have gone run-heavy.