Ryan Tannehill pieced together one of the most surprising campaigns of the 2019 NFL season, and it might have earned him a starting job for next year.
The Tennessee Titans reportedly would like to bring back Tannehill for the 2020 season, via either the franchise tag or a contract extension which would lock him in as their starter moving forward.
It's hard to blame them for wanting to keep the former Miami Dolphin in Tennessee. His performance throughout the regular season was simply spectacular, far outliving his expectations upon taking over the starting role.
In 12 games for the Titans, he completed 70.3% of his passes for 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns. The 31-year-old gunslinger amassed a 7-3 record as a starter and led the league in slew of statistical categories, including yards per attempt (9.6), yards per completion (13.6) and passer rating (117.5).
Tannehill performed at such a high level that he actually turned out to be the highest-graded quarterback of the season by Pro Football Focus, beating out MVP candidates Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson in the process.
The Titans played some of their best football in recent memory with him under center, so Mike Vrabel and Co. would be crazy to not want him back for next year.