Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has resurrected his career after taking over for Marcus Mariota earlier this season. As reported here at NFLNews.co, there have been talks within the Titans organization about making him their new franchise quarterback.
According to his agent, Pat Dye Jr, he’s willing to give the team every chance to re-sign him.
They will have every opportunity to work it out if they determine he’s their long-term answer,” said Dye h/t Jeremy Fowler.
Originally, the Titans were interested in signing Tannehill to a two-year deal when they acquired him from the Miami Dolphins, according to Dye. However, Tannehill decided to take a one-year deal worth $7 million with up to $12 million in incentives.
Tannehill has been the Titans starting quarterback since Week 7 and he’s played well, leading the team to a 6-1 record during that time. He’s completed 73.4 percent of his passes for 1,993 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. He leads the league in passer rating at 118.5 and yards per attempt at 9.8.
The Titans could put the franchise tag on him for next season but as noted, they’re looking at something long-term.