Within the trade, the Titans did restructure the contract of their newest quarterback, as they will pay him $7 million in guaranteed money next season. He will have the chance to make up to $12 million in incentives, as this deal favors the Titans, since the Dolphins will pay $5 million of his guaranteed amount. It's been known that the Dolphins were moving on from Tannehill, as they've been actively shopping him over the past few weeks.
Tannehill was on pace to make $18.7 million in 2019, but the Dolphins did not want to take that salary cap hit due to his inconsistency on the field and with his health. The 30-year-old has been their starter since he was drafted with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He has gone 42-46 as a starter with a 62.8 percent completion mark, 20,434 passing yards, 123 touchdowns, and 75 interceptions.
He is coming off a season where he threw 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while throwing for 1.979 yards, but he has missed 25 games over the past three seasons due to injuries. A lesser role will give him more time to stay healthy, where he could be more effective if and when the Titans need to use him.