Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Colin Kaepernick working on National Football League return as job opens up in Miami

Colin Kaepernick working on National Football League return as job opens up in Miami

In addition to Tannehill, the Titans will receive a 2019 sixth-round pick from the Dolphins.

The Miami Dolphins are in desperate need for a starting level quarterback in 2019 after they traded former 1st-round pick Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans on Friday.

The 30-year-old Tannehill will reportedly have his contract restructured in Tennessee to pay him a guaranteed $7 million with a chance to make an additional $12 million in incentives.

Tannehill's sports agency tweeted that as part of the trade, he signed a one-year deal with the Titans.

Tannehill will be expected to back up the Titans current QB Marcus Mariota who was drafted by the Titans second overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

He's 42-46 as a starter with a 62.8-percent completion rate, 20,434 passing yards, 123 touchdowns and 75 interceptions.

Tannehill missed all of 2017 and missed five games in 2019 due to a shoulder issue.

Tennessee, meanwhile, adds an injury-prone quarterback to the one it has.

Tannehill's skill set should fit well behind Mariota as both players rely on accuracy and movement to succeed. He hasn't played a full season in two years.

A native of Lubbock, TX, Tannehill heads into his eighth National Football League season.

The Dolphins now face a new era without a clear answer at quarterback. Subsequently, to be able to pick up any kind of compensation for the quarterback is a great get for them, especially the fourth-rounder for next year's draft.

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