Tennessee Titans re-sign quarterback Ryan Tannehill, pass on Tom Brady
By Will Lomas
The Tennessee Titans have their starting QB in Ryan Tannehill.
Squash the rumors and the posturing through the media, the Tennessee Titans have finally come to terms with the QB they wanted all along: Ryan Tannehill.
Looking back, it sure looks like the Tennessee Titans and New England QB Tom Brady used all the hype around a potential connection between he and former teammate Mike Vrabel as a way to leverage the market to fit their needs.
The Tennessee Titans got Ryan Tannehill locked down on a deal that they think is reasonable and can now shift their focus to Derrick Henry and Jack Conklin.
While Tom Brady got to drum up interest and use the Titans as a threat to force teams to up their potential offers to him in free agency.
The Tennessee bring back the quarterback that led them to one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL and who had 6 touchdowns in the post season this year. That might be easy to forget because of how well Derrick Henry played, but it wasn’t like the Titans offense couldn’t do anything when Tannehill needed to pass.
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There is going to be a follow up article where our staff details why this was the right move, but I think one thing people don’t put enough emphasis on is the Week 16 game vs the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints were still in a position to earn a bye in the first round of the playoffs and the Tennessee Titans had a squad without Derrick Henry or Corey Davis on offense.
Despite that, the Titans nearly won that game on the arm of Ryan Tannehill and if not for the infamous Kalif Raymond concussion-fumble-40 yard return, the Titans would have had the ball inside the Saints 40-yard line in a position to take the lead with less than half of the 4th quarter remaining.
You can complain about a sample size all you want, but for 100% of the games Titans fans got to see Ryan Tannehill in Arthur Smith’s offense, he was one of the most successful QBs in the NFL. I’m not sure why all doubters think an offseason of upgrades or continuity is going to hurt his production.