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Titans’ Ryan Tannehill has seemingly mastered the art of the two-minute drill

The Tennessee Titans faced a critical decision this offseason: would they extend quarterback Ryan Tannehill, or hit him with the franchise tag?

Tennessee opted for the former, signing the veteran to a four-year extension worth $118 million, including $62 million in guaranteed money. The Titans had established a sense of security under center, though the extent of Tannehill’s contract might also have seemed like a reach.

While Ryan Tannehill had certainly proven himself a starting quarterback in the league, the Titans will now be paying him like one of the top players at the position. But aside from Tannehill’s spectacular 2019, there might be another reason Tennessee believes he is the quarterback of the future.

According to Pro Football Focus, Ryan Tannehill had the third-highest grade of all quarterbacks in “2-minute situations.”

In actuality, fans who have followed Ryan Tannehill’s career might not be surprised by this tidbit.

Ryan Tannehill has 17 career fourth-quarter comebacks in his career, to go along with 16 game-winning drives. He had three game-winning drives in 2019.

The 31-year-old almost single-handedly turned Tennessee’s season around when he took over for Marcus Mariota in Week 7. Ryan Tannehill went 7-3 in 10 starts, completing over 70 percent of his passes and throwing 22 touchdowns against six interceptions.

Ryan Tannehill also led the league in yards gained per pass attempt, adjusted yards gained per pass attempt and yards gained per pass completion.

Tennessee still figures to feed the rock to rushing champion Derrick Henry. But given Ryan Tannehill’s success last season and his history of good performances in the clutch, Titans fans should be excited by what he might accomplish over the course of a full season.

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