Titans and Tannehill reach multi year agreement

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  1. titanfanatic

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  2. HurrayTitans!

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    By error.
    I was going to reply about Gary Brown and co. But got distracted and this site has an excellent save feature.
     
  3. RealestWhiteBoy

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    Love the signing, Tannehill and his agent worked a hell of a deal. Basically a 3 year, $96m fully guaranteed deal. But glad to have our QB locked in. Would have preferred a potential out after year 2, rather than after year 3.
     
  4. Tricky

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    There technically is an out after year 2, we just have to exercise it before year 2 starts.
     
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  5. RealestWhiteBoy

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    That's not an out. An out is a chance to escape the rest of the contract with minimal damage, ideally without owing anything, except for the signing bonus.

    If we cut him between Year 1 (2020) and Year 2 (2021), then we have a massive $39.5m in dead cap in 2021. So, we won't be able to afford a quality QB to replace him, it cripples the team, and it makes no logical sense to cut him.

    If we don't cut him in the off-season between Year 1 and Year 2, then Year 3 (2022) will become fully guaranteed. So, if we cut him between Year 2 and Year 3, then we will pay $39m ($29m base salary and remaining $10m of signing bonus money) in dead money in 2022 ... so, we will not be able to afford a quality QB to replace him, it cripples the team, and it makes no logical sense to cut him.

    We only have a true out is between Year 3 and Year 4 (2023), because 2023's salary never becomes guaranteed and we would only pay the $5m of signing bonus money in dead cap.

    The agent did the same thing that was done with Zeke's contract, where base salary comes fully guaranteed a year early. So, it becomes more expensive and more of a liability to cut a player than it is to just carry them on the roster.
     
    #165 RealestWhiteBoy, Mar 17, 2020
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  6. HurrayTitans!

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    On the bright side, I think he’ll play well enough that JRob won’t need to look for “an out”.
     
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  7. RealestWhiteBoy

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    I agree.
     
  8. Finnegan2win

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    I hope he still has the same energy and grit as last year when he was fighting for his job
     
  9. Vorsutus

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    This is depressing. Thank you making my day suck
     
  10. Vorsutus

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    Ya people forget to add the 5mil a year signing bonus
     
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