I don’t think I am lying when I say that maybe the most interesting storyline of this whole game is what Ryan Tannehill does when he is in the game.
Last year people were interested to see what exactly Tannehill was going to be able to do with a Miami Dolphins team that looked interesting on paper. Now, he is the backup for the Tennessee Titans.
I have to think that the former receiver who worked his way from a two-year starter at Texas A&M to a first round draft pick, has to have a love of football and a lot of desire to be what people say he can’t be.
The Tennessee Titans brought Tannehill in with no intention of starting him with a healthy Marcus Mariota. So, a big preseason for him is hopefully the only time fans see him this year.
If Tannehill has a big preseason then it means he will get a big deal in free agency, that is just the way the NFL goes. A big deal in free agency likely means that the Titans would walk away with a compensatory NFL draft pick down the line.
So, not only does it help their prospects during the season if Tannehill plays well, but it helps the franchise long term if their backup quarterback nets them a top 150-pick.