Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has reportedly hired new representation as he approaches free agency this offseason.
As he prepares to become a free agent this offseason, Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be switching agents.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the signal-caller will be working with Brian Ayrault and Todd France of CAA Sports, the same agency that represents running back Derrick Henry.
Previously, Tannehill worked with Pat Dye Jr. of SportsTrust Advisors, and it was Dye Jr. that facilitated the trade that sent Tannehill from the Miami Dolphins to the Titans, leading to the quarterback having his best season as a pro and reviving his career.
This is a big offseason for the 31-year-old quarterback, as he could command a hefty sum of money if he hits the open market after a standout campaign saw him throw for 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns to six picks.
Tannehill also led the NFL in passer rating (117.5) and was third in completion percentage (70.3), and he was named Comeback Player of the Year.
The Titans do have some control in this situation and don’t necessarily have to sign Tannehill to a long-term deal.
Tennessee could opt to use the franchise tag on Tannehill to stop him from negotiating with other teams. In that case, Tannehill would play under the tag for one season, making a shade under $27 million, however the Titans could still work out a long-term deal in that scenario.
Another alternative would be using the transition tag on the Texas A&M product, which would allow him to negotiate with others teams, but the Titans would have a chance to match any offer. This would be a good way to see what the market is for Tannehill while still somewhat controlling the risk in losing him to another team.
One way or the other, the expectation is that Tannehill will be back in Nashville in 2020.