3 Biggest Favorites to Sign Ryan Tannehill for the 2020 NFL Season

Jason Schandl
Most likely teams to sign Ryan Tannehill in free agency, including the Tennessee Titans.
Most likely teams to sign Ryan Tannehill in free agency, including the Tennessee Titans. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images
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The 2020 free agent class is absolutely loaded, and no position shows that more than quarterback. There are veterans like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers that can be looked at for short-term deals as well as quarterbacks that could be potential franchise cornerstones for the next few seasons.

One of the most intriguing names in the latter group is Ryan Tannehill, who is coming off a 2019 breakout season with the Tennessee Titans.

Here are the three biggest favorites to sign Tannehill for the 2020 NFL season, according to odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

3. Tampa By Buccaneers (+600)

Jameis Winston following a game against the Detroit Lions.
Jameis Winston following a game against the Detroit Lions. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Jameis Winston could be on his way out of Tampa Bay, and the Buccaneers would likely be looking to replace him with somebody who can do a better job protecting the football after Winston threw an NFL-high 30 picks in 2019. Tannehill's 2.1 percent interception rate last year is lower than even Winston's career-low mark (2.5 percent in 2017), so he checks that box. He's also not afraid to air it out, with an average depth of target (aDOT) of 9.5 yards last year, which wasn't too far behind Winston's 10.4.

2. New England Patriots (+490)

Tom Brady and Ryan Tannehill following the Titans' Wild Card Round victory.
Tom Brady and Ryan Tannehill following the Titans' Wild Card Round victory. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

With Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots looking like an increasingly realistic scenario, the Pats will likely have their eye on proven veterans that can keep them in playoff and even Super Bowl contention. Tannehill proved he can do just that, leading the Titans to an upset Wild Card win over the Patriots in 2019.

1. Tennessee Titans (-250)

Ryan Tannehill and Mike Vrabel during a game against the Patriots.
Ryan Tannehill and Mike Vrabel during a game against the Patriots. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Titans will have some big free agent decisions to make, as star running back Derrick Henry is also set to become an unrestricted free agent. There's no question that the QB spot is more important to lock up than RB, though, and Tannehill will likely be their top priority. Tannehill just turned in by far the best season of his career in his first year with the Titans, leading the NFL with a 117.5 passer rating after posting a mark of 87.0 across six seasons with the Miami Dolphins. It makes sense that he'd want to stick with the team that helped him reach those lofty heights, and Tennessee is a heavy favorite to make that happen.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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