Dolphins' QB situation murkier after Ryan Tannehill dealt to Titans

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Tannehill, who hasn't appear in any playoff games since Miami drafted him eighth overall in 2012, will back up Titans starter Marcus Mariota.

The Tennessee Titans have acquired Ryan Tannehill from the Miami Dolphins.

Tannehill finishes his Dolphins career having thrown 123 touchdown passes and 75 interceptions with a 62.8 completion percentage and a passer rating of 87. In exchange, the Dolphins will receive a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a seventh-round pick in 2019.

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. Tennessee gets a 6th round pick in 2019 and Tannehill. Mariota has games in all four of his National Football League seasons for a variety of injuries, including knee, hamstring, arm and shoulder.

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With Tannehill now on board, Titans general manager Jon Robinson said Friday the team will release Blaine Gabbert, who backed up Mariota last season. Tannehill was never able to take the next step in his development.

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.

The Dolphins are obviously moving in a new direction but where the Dolphins turn to find their next quarterback is anyone's guess at this point. Both have had minimal playing time under center. That trade came three weeks after the Dolphins signed Chad Pennington, who would go on to lead them to the AFC East title.

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