On the verge of potential free agent fortune, Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has changed agents. On Tuesday, the QB dropped Pat Dye Jr. to join up with Brian Ayrault and Todd France of CAA, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Dye, who has about 30 years of experience, is far from small time, but CAA boasts an entire stable of NFL stars and has a history of scoring major paydays in free agency. Among their many clients – Titans free agent running back Derrick Henry.
Tannehill had a rocky tenure in Miami, but he impressed after taking over for Marcus Mariota in 2019. Thanks to incentives, the QB netted $10.25MM for his showing. On his next deal, he’ll see a major pay bump.
Tannehill took over as the Titans starting quarterback in Week 7, and he went on to lead them to a 7-3 record and a playoff berth. In his 12 games (ten starts), Tannehill completed 70.3% of his throws for 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns against just six interceptions. Then, in the postseason, he was under center for the Titans’ upset victory over the Patriots.
This time last year, Tannehill was something of an afterthought in NFL circles. Now, he’s primed to be one of the brightest stars in free agency. The Titans want to keep him – and Henry – but they can only use the franchise tag on one of them.
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