Mike Vrabel unsure if Titans will re-sign Ryan Tannehill

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Titans coach Mike Vrabel doesn’t know who his starting quarterback will be in 2020.

Vrabel said on PFT Live at the Scouting Combine that he loves the way Ryan Tannehill worked in 2019, first as a backup and then as the starter who led the Titans to the playoffs. But asked whether the Titans are re-signing Tannehill, who is set to become a free agent on March 18, Vrabel couldn’t say that.

“With free agency, it’s a two-way street,” Vrabel said. “Players have to want to be back and teams have to make decisions.”

The Titans have the franchise tag that they could use on Tannehill, and depending on the status of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, they may also have a transition tag they could use — which might help them keep running back Derrick Henry, who also becomes a free agent. So if the Titans wants to keep Tannehill, they can keep him one way or the other.

But in a year when Tom Brady highlights a group of free agent quarterbacks unlike any we’ve seen before, no one can say for sure in February how it’s all going to shake out in March.

20 responses to “Mike Vrabel unsure if Titans will re-sign Ryan Tannehill

  1. Tannehill is worth backup money unless you believe a 7 game sample trumps over 7 years

    Only a fool would sign Derrick Henry to a big extentsion

    It’s tough, but I think they have no better choice than to play chicken

  2. Tannehill is a smart guy- I’m sure he recognises this is a good situation for him. At Miami he worked with a poor OL and inconsistent RBs. I watched every game at Miami- he can’t do it on his own like an elite QB because he doesn’t have a natural feel for the position and makes poor decisions. But if you give him time he’s an accurate passer with a decent arm. If he goes elsewhere, it needs to be to a team that doesn’t expect him to do it all.

  3. Brady, Rivers, Tannehill, maybe Cam, Andy Dalton, Bridgewater, Prescott … can’t remember an off season when so many big name QB’s were possibly going to be shuffling teams.

  4. Strong FA market at QB this year. He better take whatever they offer. This is not the year to demand big money at the QB position.

  5. Sort of like Case Keenum and the Vikings. He came in, saved thier season then they didn’t want him anymore.

  6. @dejadoh says:
    February 26, 2020 at 8:40 am
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    Exactly and thankfully.

  7. “Can’t see Brady being an effective NFL QB for any contender.”

    Really? He was 7th in the league in passing last season with a 3:1 TD-INT ratio with the worst Oline he’s ever had in front of him and a bunch of lousy receivers & TEs except for Edelman.

    He’ll make a fine QB for anyone who signs him unless they provide him with the same crappy tools the Pats did last season.

  8. ragnarthegreat says:
    February 26, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Sort of like Case Keenum and the Vikings. He came in, saved thier season then they didn’t want him anymore.

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    And they’ve since spent two years and $84 million just to get back to where Keenum took them, with no sign that they’re going to be able to get any further.

  9. Actually elite qbs can’t do squat on a crap team either. That’s a total myth. Elite qbs are great on a solid team. Not saying tannehill is elite, but mahomes would not have taken the Dolphins teams tannehill played on past the wild card round either. Qbs can soak up 25% of the cap, but they are still only 4% of the team.

  10. all you Brady lovers that keep making excuses for him. 4 of his first 5 games last season were his best games on the year. after that, it sure looks like old age showed he cant compete at an elite level for an entire season anymore. look at his game log, after week 5 he has a ton of garbage games against pretty garbage teams. Explain why you think he’s gonna perform at a high level while being a year older, having to learn a whole new system and playbook, while trying to develop timing and chemistry with a brand new group of teammates that he’s never played with before.

  11. With Brady, they’d be instant legitimate Super Bowl contenders. If Vrabel can convince his old buddy with the right sales pitch, this is a distinct possibility.

    Nobody is buying the Tannehill fools gold of last season.

  12. Dak Prescott, Ryan Tannehill, and other teams are in the same boat. They all want a shot at Tom Brady first. I wouldn’t read too much into any NFL teams desire for another QB. Brady is a unique case and I don’t blame them.

  13. Even if Vrabel knows 100% for sure what they’re planning to do, I certainly don’t expect him to lay all his cards out on the table while everyone else is holding their cards close to the vest. All 32 teams are trying to gauge what the other teams are planning to do on draft day. Nobody is going to help the other guy out.

  14. dean7979 says:
    February 26, 2020 at 11:59 am
    all you Brady lovers that keep making excuses for him. 4 of his first 5 games last season were his best games on the year. after that, it sure looks like old age showed he cant compete at an elite level for an entire season anymore. look at his game log, after week 5 he has a ton of garbage games against pretty garbage teams. Explain why you think he’s gonna perform at a high level while being a year older, having to learn a whole new system and playbook, while trying to develop timing and chemistry with a brand new group of teammates that he’s never played with before.
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    The early season easy scheduling many staved off (me Included) turned out to be true. That had a lot to do with his early season success.

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