Dolphins officially give up on QB Ryan Tannehill, trade him to Titans

Dolphins officially give up on QB Ryan Tannehill, trade him to Titans

Dolphins officially give up on QB Ryan Tannehill, trade him to Titans

Ryan Tannehill is now a former Miami Dolphin.

A significant portion of that cap room stems from the long-awaited trade the Dolphins made on Friday, sending longtime starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, plus a sixth-round pick in the upcoming National Football League draft, to the Tennesee Titans in exchange for a 2020 fourth-rounder and 2019 seventh-rounder.

As first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Titans will send their 2019 seventh-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round pick to Miami in exchange for the quarterback. He became the Dolphins' starting quarterback as a rookie in 2012 and has still never taken a postseason snap.

In Tennessee Tannehill will not likely be given a chance to start but given the injury history of Marcus Mariota, Tannehill will likely see plenty of opportunities to play with the Titans.

Tannehill's sports agency tweeted that as part of the trade, he signed a one-year deal with the Titans. The Dolphins are picking up $5 million of his $7 million salary, but will save $8 million on the cap this year and $25 million on the cap in 2020.

He departs Miami with a career 62.8 completion percentage and an 87 passer rating, and left money on the table. General manager Jon Robinson said Friday that Gabbert will be released.

And, spoiler alert, the Dolphins do not care one iota about the $5M they're sending to Tennessee.

Miami has a heavily Cuban population that does not have fond memories of the dictator who ruled the island nation for 60 years. He's also playing on a fifth-year option worth $20.9 million and he's set to be a free agent after the season.

It's unknown whether the Dolphins have any interest in the quarterback.

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