Titans restructure Ryan Tannehill’s deal to open cap space for Julio Jones


Ryan Tannehill s restructured his deal as a way to welcome Julio Jones to Nashville (Twitter hyperlink through NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). The easy revision will present the Titans with upward of $15M in cap area, permitting them to suit Jones’ $15.3M wage for 2021.

This was the anticipated transfer after Sunday’s commerce hit the wire. In impact, every little thing will mainly stay the identical on Tannehill’s finish. The quarterback remains to be signed by way of 2023 due to the four-year, $118M extension he inked in 2020. The one actual distinction is that his $29.5M cap hit shall be diminished for 2021, with the stability being pushed into 2022. Subsequent yr’s cap enhance ought to enable the Titans to take that in stride, although they’ll kick the can down the highway once more in ’22 by changing a bit of these {dollars} right into a signing bonus.

In the end, it was a straightforward name for Tannehill. Now, he’ll have a dynamic 1-2 punch at broad receiver with Jones lining up reverse of A.J. Brown. In the meantime, the Titans nonetheless have ammo to construct for the long run — as an alternative of a first-round choose, the Titans coughed up little greater than a 2022 second-round alternative.


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