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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Big TT, Oct 21, 2019.
30 td seasons
sign me up
Did you mean keep him as your starter "moving forward", as in... multiple years??? Or just for the rest of this season? He clearly should be the starter for the rest of the season regardless of how he plays. I imagine Mariota will get some playtime due to injury.
If you meant contract extension, then nothing. There is nothing he could do to make me want to sign him to a stupid $$ deal like Foles or Cousins. If he pulls off a Dilfer-esque Super Bowl, then tag him for one year and let him mentor whomever we draft.
What will probably happen is he plays good enough to keep his career alive. We sign him to a Kerry Collins/ Hesselbeck situation, where he starts 2020 and we keep him a solid backup for a few more years.
If he hits his escalators, which is far more likely now, he’ll get $12 million this year. He is going to want to be paid and he’s going to want something long term, in my opinion.
Then we let him go. I am not saying he WILL sign for that, I said if he is willing to sign for that. If he wants more, we move on. We can't tie up all of our money on Tannehill AND a 1st round draft pick qb. That would be too much in one position.
Watching all these young QB’s around the league have some success makes me think maybe we don’t need to invest that much into QB. Three straight top 10 picks into QB and what have we got out of it? Maybe these teams just got lucky. But I know we could build a better team around a QB if we’re not investing huge contracts and high draft picks into QB. I’m probably just talking out of my ass, but more and more, I’m leaning toward rolling the dice on a young player and invest in the lines. So put me down for a no.
Then stick with the proven commodity in tanny or risk getting another mariota/locker/young
If Tanny continues to play at a similar level to Sunday's game, we have to try our best to extend him. I hate the thought of paying him $25million a year, but there really isn't a better option out there. If he continues to play well, the team will win and we will end up with a draft pick in the 20ish range, maybe higher if he plays really well. I'd hate to let Tanny walk and try to find a rookie to step right in with that low of a draft pick. The hope is that Tanny gives us the flexibility to draft BPA and not draft a QB just cause we have to have one (see Young, Locker, and Mariota).
The nice thing is that we'll get quite a few games to see if Tanny can be consistent and stay healthy.
Ideally, Tanny plays well and earns a nice contract to stay. The Titans then would enter the draft with much more flexibility in drafting a QB in the second or third-round they can bring along as the #2 instead of having to draft a QB in the first.
Rookies don’t sit anymore and Tanne wants to play.
Then let tanny play
Fick a rookie