But with Tennessee off to a disappointing 2-4 start, Tennessee is quickly watching their season go downhill, and watching Vrabel make the switch to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback instead of Marcus Mariota shows this team is desperate for some sort of spark on offense.
This move is not such a surprise after head coach Mike Vrabel yanked the 2015 second-overall pick Mariota, who already threw two interceptions, in the third quarter for Tannehill in the loss to the Broncos.
The Tennessee Titans are making a change at quarterback ahead of their Week 7 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. He can take over a team. Tannehill has appeared in two games for the Titans and completed 13 of 16 pass attempts for 144 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. "I mean, I seen him do it in Miami".
Although he had been relegated to a backup role, Tannehill never lost the conviction that he can be a successful quarterback. He went 13-of-22 for 183 yards in the Titans' loss to the Buffalo Bills before the rough Denver loss, and was sacked five times.
Tannehill signed a one-year deal with the Titans worth $7 million with up to $12 million in incentives to facilitate the trade from the Dolphins. "If they feel like No. 17 can give us the best opportunity to win ballgames, I understand they'll make the decision they feel is best for our team".
Mariota, who has been the unquestioned starter in Tennessee throughout almost his entire career in the National Football League, struggled early Sunday.