The Dolphins sent Tannehill and a 2019 sixth-round pick to Tennessee. "Ryan is a tireless worker who always put the team first". Before the trade, Tannehill had two years remaining on his contract and would've been paid a base salary of $18.7 million in 2019 and $19.4 million in 2020.
This means that the Dolphins will without a doubt either sign a free agent quarterback, draft a quarterback, or trade for a quarterback.
He departs Miami with a career 62.8 completion percentage and an 87 passer rating, and left money on the table. He has appeared in 13 games over his five year career, starting in only three of them. But he didn't have enough of them and then injuries really hit, including an ACL injury that wiped out his 2017 season.
His time with the Dolphins was marred by mediocrity and injuries.
Tannehill's skill set should fit well behind Mariota as both players rely on accuracy and movement to succeed.
Tannehill had completed his final seven passes the previous week in a 38-10 rout of the Titans in Campbell's debut as interim head coach, helping him set an National Football League record with 25 consecutive completions - a record that since has been broken.
The former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars threw for 626 yards and completed over 60-percent of his passes this season.
Tannehill had 16 300-yard passing games for the Dolphins, topped by his 431-yard performance in a 24-21 overtime loss against Arizona during his rookie season.