Tannehill agreed to an extension with the Titans on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
According to Jeff Darlington of ESPN, it's a four-year deal worth $118 million total and includes $62 million fully guaranteed. The contract means the Titans won't need to utilize the franchise tag to retain the 31-year-old, who completed 70 percent of his passes for 2,742 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2019 while helping lead the Titans to the AFC Championship Game after taking over the starting job Week 7.
The Titans and Tannehill are reportedly close to agreeing on a multi-year extension for the QB, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
If that happens, the team won't need to apply a franchise tag to retain Tannehill, who would thus remain the team's starter at QB going forward. Additionally, per ESPN.com, committing to Tannehill would effectively rule out the Titans from pursuing fellow signal-caller Tom Brady in free agency.
Tannehill won the Comeback Player of the Year award Saturday.
Tannehill earned the honors by leading the Titans to a 7-3 record after taking over as the starting quarterback and adding wins over the Patriots and Ravens in the playoffs before finally falling to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. That's quite the comeback story for a guy who was so bad in 2018 that even the Dolphins wanted to get rid of him, ultimately agreeing to an offseason trade with Tennessee rather than cutting Tannehill outright. Tannehill will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Titans will likely do everything in their power to keep him around.
Coach Mike Vrabel declined to comment on Tannehill's future with the Titans, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
The Titans have an interesting offseason ahead, with Tannehill, Marcus Mariota and Derrick Henry all scheduled to become unrestricted free agents, not to mention starting cornerback Logan Ryan and right tackle Jack Conklin. The team has plenty of cap space to retain Tannehill and Henry, at the very least, potentially using its franchise tag on one of the two. Vrabel didn't discuss contract situations Monday afternoon at his end-of-season press conference, but he did go out of his way to praise Tannehill's performance, noting how the 31-year-old quarterback led Tennessee to the AFC Championship Game and earned a Pro Bowl nod in the process. Common sense suggests Tannehill will get a multi-year contract or the franchise tag, while Mariota figures to hit the open market and may have to settle for a backup job, be it in Tennessee or elsewhere.
Tannehill completed 21 of 31 pass attempts for 209 yards and two touchdowns in Titans' 35-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. He added three rushes for 11 yards.
Tannehill couldn't keep pace with Patrick Mahomes, but he did throw for two touchdowns for the second consecutive game. His first came from one yard away to put the Ttians up 17-7 in the second quarter. However, he didn't follow that up with another score until late in the fourth quarter on a 22-yard strike to Anthony Firkser. The performance closed a campaign that rejuvenated Tannehill's career, as he led the Titans to a 7-3 record in the regular season prior to earning two playoff victories. He should be in line for a big payday this offseason, regardless of whether that comes in the form of the franchise tag or a long-term deal.
Tannehill completed seven of 14 passes for 88 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Titans' 28-12 divisional-round win over the Ravens on Saturday. He also rushed six times for 13 yards and another score.
For the second consecutive postseason victory, Tannehill played the game-manager role with great efficacy, as he threw only when absolutely necessary and made excellent use of his 13 total touches. The veteran opened the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jonnu Smith before connecting with Kalif Raymond on a perfectly thrown 45-yard bomb on the second play of the second quarter. Tannehill then helped seal the shocking upset with a one-yard touchdown run with 4:20 remaining in the third quarter, which pushed the Titans' advantage to 28-12 at the time. The 31-year-old continues his improbable season in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game, a contest in which Tennessee will take to the road for a third straight week and face either the division-rival Texans or the Chiefs.
Tannehill completed eight of 15 pass attempts for 72 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the team's wild-card round win over New England on Saturday. Thanks He added four carries for 11 yards.
Tannehill took a backseat to Derrick Henry, attempting just 15 passes as compared to Henry's 34 rush attempts. He also failed to work efficiently, an oddity compared to his other performances this season. Regardless, Tannehill's winning ways continued as he improved his record to 8-3 as the Titans' starting quarterback. He'll look to add at least one more victory to his resume in the team's second-round matchup against the Ravens.
Tannehill completed 13 of 20 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.
Tannehill took a backseat to Derrick Henry, throwing only 20 passes in comparison to 32 rushing attempts for Henry. However, the quarterback worked efficiently, throwing multiple touchdowns for the seventh consecutive game. Tannehill resurrected his career in 2019, leading the team to a 7-3 record after taking over as the starter in Week 7. A free agent at the conclusion of the season, Tannehill likely did enough to either be given the franchise tag or signed to a long-term deal in Tennessee. For now, however, his focus will be squarely on the team's matchup against the Patriots in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
Tannehill completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 272 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 16 loss to the Saints. He also added eight yards on the ground.
Tannehill continued his impressive run of production, striking for three more touchdowns while averaging 10.1 yards per attempt. He showcased his usual accuracy, but he also logged four completions of greater than 20 yards -- three of which went for more than 30 yards. Though he wasn't able to outduel Drew Brees for the victory, Tannehill will have the chance to lead the Titans to a playoff berth with a Week 17 win over the Texans.
Tannehill completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 279 yards, while throwing two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Houston. He also logged 10 yards and a rushing touchdown on three carries.
Tennessee fell into a 14-0 deficit before halftime, but Tannehill orchestrated a furious comeback for the Titans, leading back-to-back touchdown drives to open up the third quarter and knot the score up at 14-14. The ultimate 24-21 defeat is damaging to Tennesee's playoff hopes, but Tannehill continued to deliver for fantasy GMs by cashing in with multiple TDs for the eighth consecutive outing. By compiling 21 second-half points, Tennessee also tied the 1996-97 Packers for second all-time in NFL history with six consecutive outings of 20-plus second-half points. In addition to the proficient scoring production, Tannehill has accounted for 285.3 scrimmage yards per game across eight starts this season. His upside remains high for Week 16, taking on a New Orleans defense that ranks bottom 10 in the NFL with 1.8 passing TDs allowed per game.
Tannehill completed 21 of 27 passes for 391 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 14 win over the Raiders. He added four rushes for 19 yards.
Tannehill led the Titans' offense on five drives that concluded with trips to the end zone. His longest connection came on a beautiful pass deep down the middle of the field that hit A.J. Brown in stride for a 91-yard score. He connected with Brown for a second score later in the game and additionally found Jonnu Smith in the end zone to record his third three-touchdown performance of the season. Tannehill is in a strong position to keep his impressive run going as he'll draw a matchup against the Texans in Week 15.
Tannehill completed 17 of 22 pass attempts for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' Week 13 win over the Colts.
Tannehill faced an abnormal amount of pressure -- he was sacked six times -- skewing his pass volume downward. However, when he got the ball out, Tannehill worked efficiently, completing 77 percent of his throws and averaging 8.3 yards per attempt. He has recorded multiple touchdowns in every game since taking over as the team's starting quarterback in Week 7, helping him maintain value despite low volume. Tannehill will be in a strong position to keep his impressive run going, as the Titans will take on the Raiders in Week 14.
Tannehill connected on 14 of his 18 pass attempts for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 12 win over the Jaguars. He also added seven carries for 40 yards and another pair of scores.
Tannehill found the end zone on a 21-yard rush to put the Titans up 7-0, hurdling through a pair of defenders at the goal line. While that was the team's only score of the first half, Tannehill led the offense to five touchdowns in the first six offensive possessions of the final two quarters. While Derrick Henry did plenty of the work, Tannehill also contributed a substantial amount. The highlight came on a touchdown pass to A.J. Brown, in which Tannehill hit the rookie wideout on a slant across the middle, which Brown then turned upfield for a 65-yard score. Tannehill also capped the scoring with a three-yard rushing touchdown -- his second of the game -- to put the Titans up 42-17. Tannehill should have another opportunity to put forward a strong showing in Week 13 against the Colts.
Tannehill completed 13 of 19 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 35-32 win over the Chiefs. He added 37 yards on three carries and a two-point conversion and lost a fumble during the contest.
After a botched field-goal attempt gave the Titans a shot to win the game in the final minute, Tannehill calmly scrambled for a gain of 18 yards, hit Anthony Firsker for a 20-yard completion, and then found Adam Humphries across the middle for the 23-yard touchdown before running in the two-point conversion. To be sure, Derrick Henry did much of the heavy lifting during Sunday's upset, but Tannehill has been the perfect complement to Tennessee's formula of pounding the ball and playing solid defense and he's now 3-1 as a starter. After the team's Week 11 bye, Tannehill will face off against division rival Jacksonville, which ranks 10th-best in the league with an opponent quarterback rating of 88.9.
Tannehill completed 27 of 39 passes for 331 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 9 against Carolina. He also added four carries for 38 yards and another score.
Tannehill put up a big statistical performance, highlighted by his second 300-yard passing performance in his last three games. However, he also threw two interceptions, one of which led directly to a Carolina touchdown that put the Titans down 10-0. Still, Tannehill has offered a vertical element to the team's offense, illustrated by long receptions from A.J. Brown and Tajae Sharpe. That said, he should remain under center as the Titans head into their Week 10 matchup against the Chiefs.
Tannehill completed 21 of 33 pass attempts for 193 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 27-23 win against the Buccaneers.
The 31-year-old signal-caller has offered a welcome change of pace at the quarterback position for Tennessee, completing better than 70 percent of his passes and boasting a 5:1 TD:INT ratio in two games as the team's starter. Week 9 presents a challenging matchup with Carolina's top-10 pass defense awaiting on the slate, but Tannehill has proven capable of producing against challenging opponents before, lighting up the Chargers' talented secondary for 312 passing yards and two touchdowns in Week 7.
Tannehill completed 23 of 29 pass attempts for 312 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 7 against the Chargers.
Tannehill looked competent in his first start with the Titans, working efficiently and leading the team to victory. Though he was often reliant on his receivers to make plays after the catch to rack up yardage, Tannehill showed immediate rapport with both Corey Davis and A.J. Brown. The highlights of his performance came on an eight-yard touchdown pass to Davis and a five-yard scoring toss to Tajae Sharpe. While Tannehill's effort was far from flawless -- he threw an interception and also lost a fumble -- he will almost certainly hang onto the starting job heading into Week 8 and will draw a positive matchup against the Buccaneers.
Tannehill will start Sunday's game against the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After completing 13 of 16 passes for 144 yards and an interception replacing former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota during last week's game, coach Mike Vrabel elected to stick with Tannehill. The Titans offense has been stagnant the past two weeks with Mariota under center, so the 31-year-old will get his first start since last season with the Dolphins. It's hard to deploy Tannehill in fantasy lineups this week despite the fact that he does face a decent matchup against a banged up Chargers defense for Week 7.
Tannehill completed 13 of 16 passes for 144 yards and an interception after replacing Marcus Mariota in Sunday's 16-0 loss to the Broncos.
While the former Dolphins QB was a little more efficient, in the end Tannehill had no more success moving the Titans' offense than Mariota did before he got the hook. It's not yet clear which quarterback coach Mike Vrabel will turn to next week against the Chargers, but Tannehill at the very least didn't hurt his chances of making his first start for Tennessee with his performance.
Tannehill completed seven of his 11 pass attempts for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' second preseason contest against the Patriots.
Tannehill led the Titans offense for three possessions, the first of which resulted in a touchdown. He displayed a particular connection with tight end Anthony Firkser, completing passes of 22 and 10 yards to him. Overall, Tannehill has played well to start his tenure in Tennessee, completing 19 of 27 pass attempts for 214 yards and three touchdowns through two preseason games. Despite that, he remains positioned behind Marcus Mariota on the quarterback depth chart.
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