Titans trade for Tannehill

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by titanfanatic, Mar 15, 2019.

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  1. oilerstruck

    oilerstruck Hall of Fame

    Great pick up! But are we talking about a backup QB here? If so, why give up the draft picks instead of signing say Bortles and keeping the picks?
  2. Clark

    Clark #ShoutboxAlley4Life

    Gotta be happy.... Jrob ain’t playing RDR2 this season!
  3. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan #ChampChamp

    He must've finally 100%'d it. It's on now.
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  4. WV2SoCalTitan

    WV2SoCalTitan Starter

    It's only a late 4th round pick for a similar player to Mariota, so fits the scheme perfectly. And we didn't have to compete with other teams to sign him.

    We know Marcus has the injury issues, so we got about the best insurance policy possible for a 4th.

    Also Tanny>Bortles
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  5. TexasTitanFan

    TexasTitanFan Starter

    I agree. You are probably correct. I really can't tell if I am just being pessimistic, but something just seems off. You basically create a qb controversy with the first bad Mariota performance. You give up draft picks when other backups were out there without giving them up. Seems like things we would not want to do without a very good reason if this is an evaluation year or we expect to be contenders.
    #125 TexasTitanFan, Mar 15, 2019
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  6. oilerstruck

    oilerstruck Hall of Fame

    I am happy with the upgrade at QB. I am just not sold on giving up draft picks to get a backup. Maybe he though can push Mariota to reach his potential or out the door.
  7. Clark

    Clark #ShoutboxAlley4Life

    When the “starter” doesn’t finish seasons healthy... the backup is more important than ever.
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  8. iQon

    iQon Starter

    Really like this move. Obviously can't bank on Mary for 16 games, so at least we'll have a pulse at QB.
  9. Big Time Titan

    Big Time Titan Big Time Titan

    I think the point you may be missing is that Tannehill is the closest thing we can get to a carbon copy backup of Marcus. Same physique, play style, mobility and yes even injury history. I understand this being a risky move because of Tannehill's injuries but as long as he's healthy if/when Marcus has to miss time then we'll be gravy.

    I feel like Tannehill has an arm, is mobile and is way way better than any of the last backups we've had. As mentioned, he has legit starting experience and at the end of the day he wants a shot and knows that behind Marcus he'll likely get that shot.
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  10. Titanic_Sub

    Titanic_Sub Pro Bowler

    This trade is getting roasted everywhere I look, which I don't really understand at all. We gave up a 4th next year, what does a 4th round pick really matter? You get a fringe starter there if all goes well.
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