Tannehill traded to Titans
Era ends for Miami quarterback after 7 seasons
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.
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."
Thank you to the fans, my teammates, and the Dolphins organization for the last seven years. I’ve experienced some of the greatest blessings of my life in South Florida, and also faced some challenges that made me the man I am today. Grateful for it all 🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/XEuR6ZnzSJ— Ryan Tannehill (@ryantannehill1) March 15, 2019
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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