So a lot to unpack here. Cameron Wolfe gives us the terms of the deal:
Per source: Dolphins send Ryan Tannehill and 2019 6th round pick to Titans for 4th round pick in 2020 and 7th round pick in 2019— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) March 15, 2019
So the Titans sent a 2020 4th and a 7th this year to the Dolphins. They get a 2019 6th back from the Dolphins. I actually really love this because they didn’t lose a pick in this draft. We have talked a lot about how the Titans need picks this year after only making 4 last year. Pushing the 4th to next year’s draft is a big move.
The Titans also gave Tannehill $7 million for the 2019 season:
#Titans QB Ryan Tannehill’s new contract is for 1 year with $7M fully guaranteed, source said. It goes to $12M+ with playtime, other incentives.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2019
The positive here is that Tannehill is big upgrade over Blaine Gabbert (who should be released pretty soon). The 2019 Titans are a team that is built to win with a quarterback that has a rough injury history. Jon Robinson has now made sure there isn’t a huge drop off if Marcus gets hurt again.
The negative here is that people are going to try to make this a QB controversy in training camp. Marcus Mariota is still the clear starter for the Titans.