Tennessee Titans to Hold Onto QB Ryan Tannehill

The Tennessee Titans are content with what they have in place at quarterback. Speaking with reporters Tuesday, Titans general manager Ran Carthon reiterated his team's commitment to starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the present and future.

Tannehill has served as the Titans' top passer since 2019 but has arguably regressed in each of his four seasons with the team. The former Dolphin led the league in passer rating with a 117.5 mark in 2019, but that number plummeted all the way down to 94.6 this season, and the Titans missed the playoffs for the first time since he joined the team.

The Titans drafted Malik Willis in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft as potential competition for Tannehill, but Willis was abysmal in his rookie season, averaging an interception on 4.9% of his passes and a disastrous 3.20 net yards per passing attempt. Still, drafting another quarterback would be premature. Willis still has time to grow into a credible option. So, given that a clear veteran upgrade to Tannehill would be difficult and expensive to acquire, it makes sense for the Titans to stand pat. The team would be better off devoting its resources to improving elsewhere.

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