Titans reportedly agree to new contract for QB Ryan Tannehill, out on Tom Brady


The Tennessee Titans have been one of the presumed favorites to land free agent QB Tom Brady this offseason, but according to Ian Rapoport, they are sticking with Ryan Tannehill as their choice behind center.

Under the new CBA, teams only have one franchise tag to keep players from leaving via free agency. Signing Tannehill means the Titans don't have to choose between him and running back Derrick Henry.

Earlier on Sunday, ESPN's Dianna Russini tweeted that the Titans were working hard to get a deal done with Tannehill and "are not interested" in Brady.

It's an interesting turn of events, especially for a Bears team that earlier this offseason was on the short list of teams often discussed as an ideal landing spot for the six-time Super Bowl champion.

The more likely reality, however, is a mid-tier free agent like Marcus Mariota or Case Keenum being GM Ryan Pace's target. And if the Bears want to make an actual quarterback change, a trade for Raiders starter Derek Carr would make more sense than signing Brady, who turns 43 at the start of the season yet is still expected to seek a multi-year contract.

With the Titans now out of the Brady sweepstakes, the odds he returns to New England have gone way up.

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