According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Tennessee Titans will likely bring quarterback Ryan Tannehill back in 2020.
Mortensen said “Ryan Tannehill is not leaving the Titans”.
From @mortreport “Ryan Tannehill is not leaving the Titans.” They love Ryan in Tennessee.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) February 2, 2020
It’s of course no surprise that Tennessee wants to keep Tannehill. After all, he led the team to its first AFC Championship game appearance since 2002.
Had Tannehill been the starter the entire season, it’s quite possible the Titans would’ve won the division (they finished one game behind the Houston Texans in the AFC South).
The big question now is how will the Titans elect to bring Tannehill back? Will they place the franchise tag on him or will they try to work out a longterm deal?
It seems unlikely that Tennessee will be able to land a “quarterback of the future” in the 2020 NFL Draft (unless they stumble into a hidden gem). Bringing Tannehill back on a semi-longterm deal might be the Titans’ best option.
However, Tennessee still has to figure out what they’re going to do about running back Derrick Henry as well. Whatever happens with Henry will affect how the Titans approach Tannehill (and vice versa).
While it’s unclear how the Titans will handle Henry and Tannehill contract negotiations, one thing is seemingly certain — Tannehill will be back in Nashville in 2020.
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