Titans Discussing a New Contract for Ryan Tannehill to Remain Their Starting QB

Ryan Tannehill with the Dolphins in 2015. Photo by Joe Toth/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Since taking over from Marcus Mariota as Tennessee Titans’ starting quarterback in Week 7, Ryan Tannehill has played sensationally. He looked like one of the best QBs in the league and managed to lead the Titans to six wins in seven games and get them close to a playoff spot. All of this will now most likely bring him a contract to remain a starter in Tennessee.

It was previously believed that Titans will use a franchise tag on Tannehill to keep him for one more season, before finding a QB of the future. Now, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that Tennessee’s front office is discussing how to make a long-term offer to the 31-year-old and keep him as their franchise quarterback.

Titans initially brought in Ryan Tannehill as security for Mariota, who often struggled with injuries in the past few seasons. However, following 2-4 start of the season, Mariota was benched and Tannehill stepped in to try and save Tennessee’s season. And he did just that.

Since being named a starter, Tannehill has been completing over 70 percent of his passes and managed to throw for 1,849 yards and 15 touchdowns. Thanks to this, Titans also emerged as one of the best offenses in NFL, averaging 369.0 total yards of offense and 29.7 points per game.