The Dolphins are going full tank mode.
With the NFL offseason formally underway, followers have been bombarded with a plethora of trades and signings. Teams who’re contenders want to add big-time expertise to their crew, whereas those that really feel like they do not have a shot are offloading their expertise in hopes of getting a greater draft decide subsequent season. One of these groups who’s seeking to tank subsequent season is the Miami Dolphins. While they have not confirmed whether or not or not that is the plan, their newest transfer makes it fairly apparent. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the crew has traded beginning QB Ryan Tannehill, in addition to a sixth-round decide in 2019 to the Tennessee Titans. In change, the Dolphins will obtain a fourth-round decide in 2020 and a seventh-round decide in 2019.
As Schefter reported, the Titans have restructured Tannehill’s contract. This signifies that the QB is on a one-year $7 million contract that’s totally assured. Tannehill may stand to make over $12 million if he hits sure efficiency objectives.
This will make for an attention-grabbing dynamic in Tennessee because the crew already has a starter in Marcus Mariota. Tannehill can be seen as a high-quality backup for Mariota who has been damage susceptible at occasions.