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 Miami Dolphins are trading longtime starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans.
Tannehill is expected to replace Blaine Gabbert as the backup to Tennessee's Marcus Mariota. The deal was made easier for Tennessee since Miami will play $5 million of the guaranteed money, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Dolphins haven't really been linked to many quarterbacks in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft, but that's largely a result of where they're picking.
The 30-year-old Tannehill has been the Dolphins starting QB since he was drafted with the eighth overall pick of the 2012 National Football League draft out of Texas A&M. Before the trade, Tannehill had two years remaining on his contract and would've been paid a base salary of $18.7 million in 2019 and $19.4 million in 2020. He posted a 42-46 record over six seasons, while throwing for 20,434 yards and 123 touchdowns with 75 interceptions. Now the Titans have multiple options, both for the short- and long-term.
SportsTrust Advisors, Tannehill's representation, say his new deal is for one year.