Tennessee Titans fans were jumping for joy when they saw that the team was trading for All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones. It's safe to say quarterback Ryan Tannehill was happy to hear about it as well.
The Titans' leader on offense had his contract restructured in order to make cap space for Jones.
Ryan Tannehill Contract
Most of Tannehill's 2021 salary of $24.5 million was converted to a signing bonus, which opened up more than $15 million in cap space. That is perfect given Jones has a fully guaranteed $15.3 million salary and there were no adjustments made to his contract as a part of the blockbuster deal.
The veteran QB's cap hit increases substantially in 2022, but NFL cap space numbers are expected to jump meaning it may not be as big of an issue as it seems. Tannehill remains under contract through the 2023 season and he will look to lead the Titans to the playoffs for the third consecutive season.
Tannehill has completed 67.3% of his passes for 6,561 yards and 55 touchdowns during his two seasons in Tennessee. He has also posted a 18-8 record as a starter during that span. As for the new Titans' pass-catcher, Jones will aim to keep posting the production he has throughout his entire career.
The seven-time Pro Bowler surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in seven of his 10 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and boasts an impressive average of 95.5 yards per games. Jones now joins wide receiver A.J. Brown in what is easily one of the best pass-catching duos in the league.
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