The Dolphins sent Tannehill and a 2019 sixth-round pick to Tennessee.
"We would like to thank Ryan for his commitment to the Miami Dolphins over the last seven seasons", Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier said. The Dolphins are receiving a seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and a 2020 fourth-round pick. "Ryan is a tireless worker who always put the team first".
Tannehill's new contract is for $7 million for one season and is fully guaranteed.
The Ryan Tannehill era is over in Miami.
His career passer rating of 87.0 is the second-highest in franchise history, behind only the 94.5 compiled by Chad Pennington from 2008-10.
Well, except one quarterback who's been sitting on the sidelines for the last two years, waiting for his next opportunity in the NFL.
He's 42-46 as a starter with a 62.8-percent completion rate, 20,434 passing yards, 123 touchdowns and 75 interceptions. He has appeared in 13 games over his five year career, starting in only three of them. He hasn't played a full season in two years. Tannehill completed 18 of 19 passes that day to help the Dolphins build a 41-0 halftime lead on their way to a 44-26 victory.
Tannehill's time in Miami was coming to a close with a new regime in place.
Tannehill's skill set should fit well behind Mariota as both players rely on accuracy and movement to succeed.
The Dolphins now have the 13th overall pick in this year's draft and since Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins will more than likely both be taken before then, they are likely left with Drew Lock and Daniel Jones.