Titans Acquire Ryan Tannehill From Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill's contract was to balloon to £14.1m in base salary this year

A native of Jackson, Miss.

On Friday afternoon, the Miami Dolphins traded former starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans. The Dolphins are receiving a seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and a 2020 fourth-round pick.

The Dolphins, meanwhile, are looking for a quarterback.

The Dolphins faced an uphill battle to flip Ryan for assets, given his bloated cap figure, so getting anything in return for him is a win for Miami.

The former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars threw for 626 yards and completed over 60-percent of his passes this season. But they did get trade value out of a player they were set to release this offseason. Tennessee gets a 6th round pick in 2019 and Tannehill.

Tannehill's best season with the Dolphins might have come in 2016 when he helped the team earn a playoff spot and had career highs in completion percentage (67.1) and passer rating (93.5).

Tannehill's time in Miami was coming to a close with a new regime in place. He did not play in 2017 due to injury.

From the Titans' end the move is probably a reaction, in part, to Marcus Mariota's constant healthy issues. He went unsigned in free agency each of the last two offseasons, causing the 31-year-old to file a grievance against the National Football League and its owners for collusion, a case that was settled out of court last month. You could argue that he and Tannehill are incredibly similar - both are athletic, accurate quarterbacks and their playing style feels similar.

In order to make the trade work, the 30-year-old Tannehill has restructured his contract, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Dolphins now face a new era without a clear answer at quarterback.

He was the first quarterback taken in the top round since Dan Marino.