Sport Report: Titans' Tannehill earns $3.4M in incentives, doubles base salary
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Ryan Tannehill has the Tennessee Titans one win away from the Super Bowl, a development that was seemingly unheard of when the Titans started 2-4.
Even before they play the Kansas City Chiefs in theTannehill has already made twice his base salary with the Titans in incentives alone. The seven-year veteran and 2019 Comeback Player of the Year and Most Improved Player, , has made $3.425 million in contract incentives over 10 games, .
Winners, losers from Titans' stunning divisional round win over Ravens
Tennessee jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, silencing the shocked crowd at M&T Bank Stadium. It only got more lopsided in the second half, as the Titans rode their defense and a supercharged Derrick Henry to victory, winning 28-12. These were the biggest winners and losers from the Titans’ absolutely dominant victory over the No. 1 seed in the AFC.Winner: King Henry, we bow before your greatness© Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY SportsDerrick Henry was a major reason why the Titans reached the divisional round in the first place. He rumbled for more than 200 yards from scrimmage last weekend to spark the win.
Tannehill banks nearly $3.5M in incentives
TannehillMiami Dolphins to the Titans ahead of this season. The Dolphins signing bonus and the Titans are paying the quarterback $1.75 million in base salary with a contract loaded in incentives.
, his salary bonuses:
Being on 46-man roster for 13 games: $250,000
Passer rating of more than 96.0: $1 million
Participating in more than 50 percent of plays over 10 games ($100,000 each game): $1 million
Winning seven of those 10 games ($25,000 each): $175,000
Accruing more than 2,250 passing yards: $500,000
Throwing more than 20 touchdowns: $500,000
Tannehill will make at least $10 million combined with his signing bonus, base salary and incentives. He could have more in the contract to surpass.
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Saturday's AFC divisional victory was the biggest statement yet by a Titans team that has solidified its status as a legitimate Super Bowl contender.Why not us?
Tannehill’s tenure with Titans surpasses Dolphins
Not only is the 31-year-old in the playoffs for the first time, he’s experiencing one of his best seasons statistically even in fewer games. His 117.5 passer rating leads the NFL and is better than the 93.5 in 2016, his previous best. He’s averaging 9.6 yards gained per attempt and 13.6 yards per completion, both leading the league and approximately two yards better than previous bests.
He’s completed 201 of 286 passes (70.3 percent) for 2,742 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Tannehill, the eighth overall pick of the 2012 draft, is an unrestricted free agent after the season, as is Marcus Mariota. Mariota started the season as the Titans quarterback, but was benched after six games. Star running back Derrick Henry, who has torn through defenses in the playoffs, is also a free agent.
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Tannehill helped Tennessee to a Cinderella season, but he'll soon be an unrestricted free agent come March and is coming off a career resurgence with the Titans, making them one of the hottest teams in the AFC and taking them to the conference title game. Tannehill completed 70.3% of his passes for 2,742 yards, 22 TD and 6 INT in 10 starts for Tennessee, which went 7-3 in those games. He led the league in yards per attempt (9.6), adjusted yards gained per pass attempt (10.2), yards per completion (13.6) and passer rating (117.5).