Titans news: Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee on verge of new multi-year contract to avoid franchise tag
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Report: Ryan Tannehill agrees to 4-year extension with Titans to avoid franchise tag

Ryan Tannehill, Titans

The Tennessee Titans were once a team considered to be a threat to sign Tom Brady in free agency, but that isn’t true any longer. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has agreed to an extension with the Titans, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.

ESPN’s Jeff Darlington has the details of the deal:

ESPN’s Diana Russini first reported that the Titans no longer had any interest in Brady, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter then reported that Tennessee and Tannehill were on the verge of a new multi-year contract extension.

Last offseason, the Titans acquired Tannehill from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a fourth- and seventh-round pick. Upon arriving in Tennessee, the veteran signal-caller proceeded to sign a one-year contract with the team.

After spending the first six weeks of the 2019 season as the backup to Marcus Mariota, Tannehill was named the starter in Week 7. In his 10 starts with the club, Tannehill finished with 2,598 yards, 22 touchdowns, and five interceptions.

Above all, the Titans went 7-3 with Tannehill as the starter and were able to advance deep into the postseason. Despite falling short of a Super Bowl, Tennessee made an appearance in the AFC Championship Game with Tannehill under center.

Once the Titans get a contract done with Tannehill, they will undoubtedly turn their attention to star running back Derrick Henry. Rapoport reports that since Tannehill will not be getting the franchise tag, it will be Henry who gets tagged instead. This will keep two key offensive players around for 2020.