Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has won a pair of awards from the Pro Football Writers of America.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill revived his career with the Tennessee Titans in 2019, and in turn helped revive their season. Now, Tannehill is receiving recognition from the Pro Football Writers of America with a pair of awards.
According to the PFWA, Tannehill has been voted Comeback Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year, and he’s only the second player since the latter award started to be handed out in 2000 to receive both honors (Comeback Player of the Year began in 1992).
He’s also the first player in franchise history to receiver either award.
Here’s Tannehill’s reaction.
Both honors are well deserved for the Titans’ signal-caller. Tannehill’s rebound from failed starter to potential franchise quarterback has been truly amazing to watch
After basically being discarded by the Miami Dolphins following the 2018 season in a trade with the Titans, Tannehill was the team’s backup for the first six games and watched Tennessee start 2-4.
He was then officially named the starter in Week 7 after playing in the second half of the Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos — and from there, the Titans took off.
Tennessee went on to win seven of its next 10 games and made the playoffs with a 9-7 record as the No. 6 seed in the AFC. Tannehill had a tremendous season along the way and finished with the best passer rating in the NFL (117.5) and the third-best completion percentage (70.3).
He was instrumental in the Titans’ turnaround via great passing numbers, insane red zone efficiency and numerous game-winning drives.
Despite being quiet in the playoffs, Tannehill has still made the big plays necessary to help Tennessee get to the AFC Championship Game, and has done so against two tough defenses.
Tannehill is set to become a free agent in 2020, but there’s no way the Titans are going to let him go.