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Titans Release QB Blaine Gabbert After Ryan Tannehill Trade

The Titans have signed Tannehill to a one-year deal worth a reported $7 million in guaranteed money.

The Dolphins have traded quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Titans, Tannehill's agency, SportsTrust Advisors announced. Tennessee has signed the 30-year-old signal caller to a one-year deal that is reportedly worth $7 million in fully guaranteed money, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Tannehill's deal reportedly reaches $12 million when playtime and other incentives are taken into consideration.

Miami will get a 2020 fourth round pick and a seventh round pick in this year's draft in exchange for Tannehill. Tennessee will get a sixth round pick in 2019 along with the veteran QB.

The Titans released quarterback Blaine Gabbert after they acquired Tannehill, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Tennessee's general manager Jon Robinson told reporters on Friday afternoon that Tannehill was clear on the fact that he was coming in as Titans QB Marcus Mariota's backup.

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"I've talked to Ryan [Tannehill] when we started this whole process and he understands that he's coming in as a backup quarterback," Robinson said. "I've talked to Marcus [Mariota] and told Marcus he was our starting quarterback. Ryan is here to help Marcus, push Marcus and to compete with Marcus." 

Tannehill spent seven years with the franchise and made 11 starts last season. Tannehill sat out five games in October as he nursed an injured shoulder but led the team to a 5–6 record while he was under center. Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler started for Miami in Tannehill's absence.

The Texas A&M product threw for 1979 yards for 17 touchdowns to nine interceptions in 2018.

The Dolphins were not expected to keep Tannehill after last season.

Tannehill was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round with the eighth overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft.