The Dolphins faced an uphill battle to flip Ryan for assets, given his bloated cap figure, so getting anything in return for him is a win for Miami.
It is a little surprising they did so without another viable quarterback option on the roster. The 2012 first-round pick was traded to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, along with a sixth-round choice in the upcoming National Football League draft, in exchange for a 2020 fourth-rounder and 2019 seventh-rounder. They tried to sign Tyrod Taylor, and Taylor opted to be a backup with the Los Angeles Chargers.
In Tennessee Tannehill will not likely be given a chance to start but given the injury history of Marcus Mariota, Tannehill will likely see plenty of opportunities to play with the Titans.
For the Titans, this is a high-end move but a smart one. Miami tried to change Bridgewater's mind, and he still went back to the New Orleans Saints. The hashtag #tankfortua has become popular as some teams reportedly ponder intentionally losing games next year to gain a good spot in the NFL Draft when Tua graduates.
This means that the Dolphins will without a doubt either sign a free agent quarterback, draft a quarterback, or trade for a quarterback. He completed 64.2-percent of his passes for 1,979 yards, 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions in 2018.
Shield your eyes Dolphins fans; this season won't be pretty.
Mariota, the former second-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, hasn't necessarily proven himself as a guy worthy of a monster contract.