Ryan Tannehill has missed five games this season and when he played the Titans were just 6-6. He has thrown his fewest touchdown passes since his 2012 rookie season.
The Titans have a decision to make in this position.
Although coach Mike Vrabel has approved Tannehill as a quarterback, the quarterback has a cap of $36.6 million and the Titans could save $18 million by cutting him.
New general manager Ran Carthon said at his introductory press conference that he needed time to assess Tannehill.
“I don’t think it’s fair at this point,” Carthon said, via ESPN’s Turron Davenport. “We are still evaluating the list. Ryan has been great here. He won many football matches. I can’t wait for us to win football games. But I still need more time to assess and make those decisions.
Tannehill, who turns 35 in July, said he “definitely” has “a few good years left”.
His past two seasons have been mediocre, going 17-11, 34 touchdowns, 20 interceptions and a 91.5 passer rating. In defense, the Titans’ receiving corps suffered from the AJ Brown trade this offseason, and offensive line injuries played a big role in the 80 sacks he took in the past two seasons.
“It’s a quarterback-oriented league,” Carthon said. “People are being hired and fired every day for this job. I want to spend more time evaluating this position, so I will have my own opinion. Then Mike and I will consult and find a solution.