ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that quarterback Ryan Tannehill returning to the Tennessee Titans is the most likely scenario this offseason.
While there’s a chance quarterback Ryan Tannehill plays for another team other than the Tennessee Titans in 2020 given his impending status as a free agent, all signs point to the signal-caller returning to Nashville next season.
Well, ESPN’s Adam Schefter basically reaffirmed that, saying “it’s hard to envision a scenario that does not see Tannehill return to Tennessee” (h/t @TitansFilmRoom).
Nothing really groundbreaking here. On top of each side’s desire to have a reunion, the Titans also have a slew of ways they can keep Tannehill in the two-tone blue.
Even if the Titans don’t reach a long-term deal with the reigning Comeback Player of the Year, general manager Jon Robinson could opt to use either the franchise or transition tag on him, the former of which would stop Tannehill from negotiating with other teams.
But the bottom line is that we should expect Tannehill back in 2020. After all, he gave the Titans something they have been looking for, which is stability at quarterback.
And based off the success Tennessee had with Tannehill, it would be foolish to try and make such a big change and bring in someone else to take his spot. It might cost a pretty penny to keep the former No. 8 overall pick, but that will be the case with any big-name free agent quarterback on the market.
We always hear head coach Mike Vrabel preaching continuity, and there’s is nothing that fits the definition of that more than bringing back a quarterback whose play helped take the Titans to the playoffs last season.
If the Titans plan on making another run in 2020, re-signing both Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry are the best places to start, and you can throw right tackle Jack Conklin in that conversation, also.