Jon Robinson: Ryan Tannehill’s our quarterback, don’t know how many times I have to say it

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A divisional round loss to the Bengals brought an end to the Titans season and Ryan Tannehill‘s three interceptions in that loss led some to wonder if the team might consider other options at the position.

General Manager Jon Robinson said after the loss that “a micro-evaluation over one game is not fair to any player” while saying the team would continue to roll with Tannehill. Chatter about the possibility of an Aaron Rodgers pursuit surfaced this week, but Robinson reiterated that support during an interview with Ben Arthur of the Tennessean.

Robinson did note that interceptions were “a problem” for the quarterback as he threw 14 of them after having 13 over the previous two seasons, but they aren’t a big enough problem that Robinson has any doubt about Tannehill for the future, however.

“Ryan’s a pro,” Robinson said. “He knows how much he means to us. Traded for that guy. Gave him an opportunity to start. New contract. I think it’s pretty apparent where he stands with us. He’s our quarterback. I don’t know how many more times I gotta say it.”

The new contract Robinson references pays Tannehill a guaranteed salary of $29 million next season and the cap hit involved with moving Tannehill would make it difficult for the Titans to seriously consider other quarterback options heading into next season. While some names might be worth the effort, Robinson’s doing his best to quiet any suggestion of a change coming in Nashville.

36 responses to “Jon Robinson: Ryan Tannehill’s our quarterback, don’t know how many times I have to say it

  1. They’ll have a fully healthy Derrick Henry next year. If he and AJ brown stays that way, team will be just fine. Need to add to Def, drop Julio, upgrade at TE. Tannehill isn’t biggest issue atm

  2. The Titans have a champion defense and a good coach. Their RB is getting some age on him and their QB choked. They need to upgrade their QB and possibly RB in the next year or two.

  3. Tannehill has been hiding under the Derrick Henry blanket for 3 years, you saw what happened when DH was out.
    Tannehill is a game manager, he’s not a difference-maker, if you can’t see that after 10 seasons you never will.

  4. He’s our guy says every owner/GM/HC until they are not so…we’ll see

  5. Of course he’s your QB because no other team was dumb enough to pay him that franchise QB contract

  6. I’m fine with Tannehill starting next year, but I sincerely hope that Robinson at least drafts a QB to groom or signs a decent veteran backup this off-season.

    If Tannehill struggles or gets injured, Logan Woodside is NOT the answer.

    Since Vrabel likes to poach former Texans, maybe they should bring in Tyrod Taylor.. Better than Woodside.

  7. When you get into the playoffs, generally the team that gets the best play from their QB wins. To get through the playoffs and into the super bowl means you’re QB likely outplayed two or three of the top QB’s in the game. Any QB can have a good game, but it’s much tougher to do that 3-4 games in a row against the best teams. The regular season is much different. Tannehill is probably the QB I like best out of all NFL QB’s. He’d be the guy I’d want my daughter to marry. He’s the kind of guy that would be hard to say goodbye to. I completely understand where Robinson is coming from. At the end of the day, some things are just more important than winning super bowls. If not, somebody would have signed Colin Kaepernick years ago. Winning isn’t everything. You don’t really have to come face to face with the fans every day, but you do with your QB.

  8. I guess they’d rather overpay for a game manager than actually bring in someone who could be the difference between winning a title or having a legitimate shot at winning a title.

  9. He’s only your guy, because you had to restructure his contract and push money down the road to be able to sign a broken Julio Jones.

  10. Yeah sure, bring Rodgers in. He’ll get you to the playoffs and you’ll be one and done. It’s crazy how he turns into a nothingburger after the regular season.

  11. It kinda sounds like in MLB when the Owner or GM gives the teams Manager a vote of confidence,…. and 3 weeks later they fire him.

  12. Tannehill is a good quarterback, but no better than good. As such, if the Titans want to compete in another Super Bowl let alone win one, they will need to improve the rest of the team and/or hope for luck.

  13. I’ve heard chiefs fans criticize Patrick Mahomes maturity because one week he comes back in 13 seconds against the bills and then the following week Mahomes is giving up 20 yard sacks and an 18 point lead against Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Some chiefs fans also feel like the chiefs should be working on their third Super Bowl ring this Sunday. Point is that every fan base wants that perfect QB who never messes up but those QBs don’t grow on trees and they often cost half of your salary cap and yet they still fail in the playoffs. Titans were lucky to even have made the playoffs this year with all that roster turnover. They need some more pieces but Tannehill isn’t ego or stat driven and doesn’t cause drama like Arod. I’m willing to give Tannehill one more chance.

  14. The Bengals defense is very good and are not getting any credit. Their coordinator made some great adjustments in the second half when they beat the Chiefs. The Bengals defense came up with turnovers against both Tennessee and KC.

  15. In other words, we are stuck with him at least one more year until we can get out from under that salary cap hit from the bad contract we gave him.

  16. The front office should be axed if they willingly choose Tannehill over pursuing Rodgers. Henry, AJ Brown, and Julio Jones deserve a better class of QB.

    You need to go all in when you have a super bowl caliber roster but not the QB to match

  17. charliecharger says:
    February 6, 2022 at 4:06 pm
    When you get into the playoffs, generally the team that gets the best play from their QB wins. To get through the playoffs and into the super bowl means you’re QB likely outplayed two or three of the top QB’s in the game. Any QB can have a good game, but it’s much tougher to do that 3-4 games in a row against the best teams. The regular season is much different. Tannehill is probably the QB I like best out of all NFL QB’s. He’d be the guy I’d want my daughter to marry. He’s the kind of guy that would be hard to say goodbye to. I completely understand where Robinson is coming from. At the end of the day, some things are just more important than winning super bowls. If not, somebody would have signed Colin Kaepernick years ago. Winning isn’t everything. You don’t really have to come face to face with the fans every day, but you do with your QB.

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    Congrats. One rarely finds so much nonsense in a single post

  18. Face it, Tenn has peaked & DHenry will fall of a cliff in the next yr or so. But hey, if you win a playoff gm or 2 every yr, that isn’t bad. But a SB is nowhere even remotely in your sight w/ Tannehill.

  19. udub says:
    February 6, 2022 at 6:14 pm
    The front office should be axed if they willingly choose Tannehill over pursuing Rodgers. Henry, AJ Brown, and Julio Jones deserve a better class of QB.
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    If you’d seen where our front office was and where our roster was before the current regime took control, you’d know that what you said was asinine. Before, 8 straight years with no playoffs and Jake Locker, Zach Mettenberger, Charlie Whitehurst, and Matt Hasselbeck under center. Since? Four trips to the playoffs in five years and the fourth division championship in franchise history.

    No, Tannehill isn’t perfect, but hey… the Bears and Ravens made it to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman and Trent Dilfer, Dilfer actually won. If Henry got rolling, the defense continues to toughen up, and the play calling improves.. Tannehill could eventually win one too.. lol

  20. Looking forward to years of early playoff exits with Tannehill under center. Give Houston their Oilers back. Your wasting your time.

  21. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Jon Robinson screwed up and signed Tannehill to a star contract when anyone with a ounce of sense knows he’s a mediocre QB a best and then continues to say Tannehill is the starting QB and he’s the greatest ever. It’s sad to see a very good team get sunk because their GM messed up, won’t fess up, and just move on to a better QB. If anything the fans deserve better.

  22. The problem for the Titans is if the opponent shuts down their running game, they have to rely on Tannehill to make plays. In that respect he’s a lot like Wentz. Neither Wentz nor Tannehill have shown they can do that this past year. When you get in the playoffs you’re facing good teams. Like a previous poster said, you need a difference-maker, not a game manager. There are plenty of backups out there that could probably take the Titans to the next level. Case Keenum would be a good pickup. Sadly, Tannehill doesn’t seem to be able to take the Titans to the next level.

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