The Titans and QB Ryan Tannehill have agreed to a 4-year, $118 million deal with $91 million in total guarantees, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That $29.5 million average annual salary makes Tannehill the league's 7th highest paid QB. After a mostly disappointing 6 seasons in Miami, Tannehill was awesome for Tennessee last year. Including the playoffs, he completed 68.5% of his passes, averaged 9.0 yards per attempt and tossed 27 TDs vs. 7 INTs across 14 appearances. He was fantasy's #3 QB after taking over as the Titans' starter in Week 7. Note, though, that Tannehill averaged just 25.4 pass attempts in his 13 starts. He'll need to reproduce last year's otherworldly efficiency in order to score as a top 10 QB on that type of volume. Consider Tannehill more of a high-end QB2 in early best-ball drafts.
Titans HC Mike Vrabel commented on QB Ryan Tannehill during a Monday press conference. “We have to be great around him, but he’s shown signs of accuracy, of decision-making, to the ability to extend plays and scramble, and leadership,” Vrabel said via USA Today. “So, those are all things you look for in a quarterback, and Ryan showed us that. Unfortunately, we turned the ball over on Saturday.” The 33-year-old was put in a tough position this year, losing Derrick Henry around midseason and getting little from Julio Jones. Tannehill, however, tossed 14 INTs — his most since 2013. He carries a dead-cap hit of nearly $58 million for 2022, making him a lock to return for year 4 in Tennessee. He profiles as a mid-level QB2 in early 2022 fantasy football drafts.
Titans LT Taylor Lewan suffered a leg injury in pregame warmups-ups and is inactive vs. Seattle
Titans QB Ryan Tannehill has been activated from the COVID list. He should be good to go for next Sunday's opener vs. the Cardinals. RB Jeremy McNichols was also activated from the COVID list and will join Mekhi Sargent behind Derrick Henry on the depth chart.
The Titans announced Thursday that QB Ryan Tannehill has landed on the COVID list. It's not yet clear whether he tested positive or was merely a close contact, so he'll miss anywhere from 5-10 days. Either timeframe should still have him back on the field ahead of the regular-season opener. We'll pass along any further updates on the situation.
The Titans have promoted Todd Downing to OC. He replaces Arthur Smith, who took the HC job in Atlanta. Downing spent the past 2 seasons as Tennessee's TEs coach. His only NFL OC experience came back in 2017 with the Raiders, who finished that year 17th in total yards and 23rd in points. The more of Smith's offense Downing can keep in place, the better.
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