Tannehill traded to Titans

Era ends for Miami quarterback after 7 seasons

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been traded to the Tennessee Titans.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been traded to the Tennessee Titans. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

DAVIE, Fla. – Ryan Tannehill is now a former Miami Dolphin.

Tannehill's agent confirmed Friday that the quarterback has been traded to the Tennessee Titans.

The Dolphins sent Tannehill and a 2019 sixth-round pick to Tennessee.

In exchange, the Dolphins get a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a seventh-round pick in 2019.

Tannehill was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2012 draft.

He was the first quarterback taken in the top round since Dan Marino.

But Tannehill never lived up to expectations in Miami.

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Ryan Tannehill was the eighth overall pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 2012 draft. In his debut, Tannehill finished with 219 yards and three interceptions in a 30-10 loss to the Houston Texans. In the penultimate game of the season, Tannehill set a franchise record for longest run by a quarterback, rushing 31 yards in a single play as the Dolphins defeated the Buffalo Bills 24-10. He started all 16 games as a rookie, setting a franchise rookie record for passing yards, attempts and completions.

His time with the Dolphins was marred by mediocrity and injuries.

Owner Stephen Ross made it clear after the season that the team wanted to go in a different direction.

Tannehill posted a farewell to fans and teammates Friday on Twitter, saying he "experienced some of the greatest blessings of my life in South Florida."

The Dolphins spoke with quarterback Tedddy Bridewater, but were unable to come to a deal.

"We would like to thank Ryan for his commitment to the Miami Dolphins over the last seven seasons," general manager Chris Grier said. "Ryan is a tireless worker who always puts the team first. We wish him the best with the next step of his career."

Now, the most important position on the field needs to be filled by the Dolphins.

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