Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill reacted to winning AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Tannehill had an impressive season in 2019 that led to the revival of his career and culminated in him winning the award.
Tannehill spoke to reporters about achieving the honor, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.
Tannehill was basically discarded by the Miami Dolphins following the 2018 season when he was traded to the Titans in exchange for draft picks. Miami originally drafted Tannehill with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and gave up on him after seven seasons .
Tannehill originally came in as the Titans’ backup, but officially took over the starting job from Marcus Mariota in Week 7 and never looked back.
The Texans A&M product led Tennessee to a 7-3 record after a 2-4 start through the team’s first six games, which propelled the Titans to a 9-7 record and an appearance in the playoffs.
In the process, Tannehill posted 2,742 passing yards and 22 touchdowns to six picks, while also rushing for four more touchdowns. His passer rating of 117.5 was tops in the NFL, and his completion percentage of 70.3 was the third-best mark in the league.
Tennessee will now have to decide whether or not to bring Tannehill back this offseason, as he prepares to hit the open market in free agency.
The Titans could choose to slap one of the two tags they have at their disposal, or could simply work out a long-term deal with the signal-caller.