Rumors fly of Ryan Tannehill landing in Jacksonville

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The Dolphins undoubtedly will be cutting quarterback Ryan Tannehill soon, barring a miracle that would include Tannehill accepting a massive and dramatic pay cut, which he most likely won’t.

With Tannehill poised to hit the open market for the first time in his career, it’s unclear where he’ll end up. However, there’s a noticeable buzz in league circles that he possibly could end up in Jacksonville.

Relax, Jaguars fans. Tannehill wouldn’t be the in-the-door starter; he’d be one of the guys on the depth chart, and he’d have a chance (in theory) to compete for playing time.

The Jaguars reportedly plan to target Eagles quarterback Nick Foles once free agency opens. The fact that Tannehill would even regard Jacksonville as a potential destination suggests that they won’t be breaking the bank for the Super Bowl LII MVP. With only one team — them — on the prowl for Foles, why would they?

Tannehill and Foles both entered the league as 2012 draft picks. Tannehill was the eighth overall choice; Foles arrived via round three.

When healthy, Tannehill has been effective, at times. Unfortunately for Tannehill (and for the Dolphins), he hasn’t been healthy nearly enough.

However it all shakes out in Jacksonville, one or more quarterbacks will be filling the void created by the looming departure of Blake Bortles.

20 responses to “Rumors fly of Ryan Tannehill landing in Jacksonville

  1. Considering the lack of top notch starters I dont think its a terrible addition, even with Foles. They’ve both shown promise at times throughout. And be down right terrible at others. This is insurance.

  2. Lets see.

    The Jaguars are favorites for landing the top free agent quarterback, Nick Foles.

    Now they are being linked to fringe starters like Bridgewater and Foles.

    Seems obvious that someone with the Jags is leaking this to possibly drive down Foles’ price.

  3. Fins need a bridge QB in this rebuild era that will cost at least 10 to 12 mill year. I don’t see anyone out there at that price that’s better than Tannehill. I would offer him 22-25 mill for 2 years and continue the rebuild and future QB search. I think he wants to stay and will take less. To say he was not healthy all the time is inaccurate. One injury that was mishandled that caused extended off time. It would be a mistake to let him go without at least making a reduced offer.

  4. “When healthy, Tannehill has been effective, at times. Unfortunately for Tannehill (and for the Dolphins), he hasn’t been healthy nearly enough.”

    Tannehill’s effectiveness has more to do with the health of his offensive line than himself.

  5. Tannehill is a tier 2 QB at best. Why pay 18-20MM for that? The best he does is get you 8-8. It’s better to cut him and draft a QB. Sign an inexpensive bum and let him be a stop gap for a year. It’s better to go 4-12 than 6-10 if you save $14 million, and get a better pick.

  6. At best Tannehill is a tier 2 QB. Why pay 18-20MM for that? The best he does is get you 8-8. It’s better to cut him and draft a QB. Sign an inexpensive bum and let him be a stop gap for a year. It’s better to go 4-12 than 6-10 if you save $14 million, and get a better pick.

  7. For all those that say Thill sucks name your replacement @ 12.5 mill a year that’s better.

  8. If I’m the Vikings GM I’m calling Jacksonville to see if they are desperate enough to do a sign and trade, Bortes and Foles for Kirk Cousins and a second and a third in this year’s draft. If the Vikings try to tick it out with Kirk Cousins there are going to be a lot of people being fired for making the worst free agent signing in the history of the NFL.

  9. If I had to choose between Bortles and Tannehill, I would choose Bortles every time. I call Bortles a system QB. Given him the right system, and he will produce. Two years ago they were in the AFC championship game. They lost to the Patriots. Go back to his UCF days, under coach George O’Leary, he ran a quick tempo offense and was successful. You look at film, the workout from the combine, and individual college days workouts, then select the QB you fell can lead your NFL team. Some GM’s feel every QB should have every skill set there is. Simply that’s not the case. You are what you are.

    I believe Tannehill had 1 season at QB for Texas A&M. Before that he was a WR. That makes it hard to judge him from his college days. As a Dolphin, he has an incomplete at best. That’s giving him the benefit of the doubt because he’s had a lot of nagging injuries. Tannehill hasn’t had a lot of shinning moments as a Dolphin.

    Many fans have soured on Bortles, and many more have soured on Tannehill. Both QB’s need to find new teams where they start as backups and be allowed to prove themselves.

  10. I agree – your assessment of Bortles is spot on.
    I think confidence has been damaged nonetheless.
    Some time on a bench somewhere will be good for him

    Time on the bench will do Tannehill some good too – injury wise and a change of scenery.
    I do want to point out – Tannehill spent his freshman year practicing and in the weight & position rooms as a QB.
    He also was the designated 3rd string QB while he spent 2 years as a WR.

    And while yes – he did have only one FULL season (2011) as the starting QB, he played well in the 7 games he played in 2010.
    He beat #9 Nebraska, he beat #11 Oklahoma, led the team to Top 25 finish and was recognized with All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors
    Not bad for a partial season that people want to easily dismiss.

    Either way – best to two QB who’s college greatness was never duplicated at this next level.

  11. If you cut Tannehill post June 1 you don’t save on his cap hit you just defer a portion to the next league year.

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