The veteran QB claimed that it wasn’t his job to mentor Malik Willis, who looked like a legit threat to make a run for the starting QB spot.
Willis was nowhere near ready, and Tannehill held on to his job before suffering a season-ending injury late in the campaign.
Unsurprisingly, that again led to some speculation about his future.
However, the former Miami Dolphins QB doesn’t want to hear anything about retirement, as he believes he’s still got plenty of football left in the tank:
“Of course, I’d love to be back here,” Tannehill said. “We’ll just have to see what happens. I definitely have some good years left. I feel really good, even coming off this injury. I feel really good and looking forward to some bright years ahead.”
“Everything is trending the right way, and rehab is going well,” the QB added. “I’m really happy with how things are going, it just sucks I had to go through it. Unfortunately, it’s a part of the game – I was able to stay away from it for a long time, but it finally caught up to me. I am looking forward to being healthy again.”
Tannehill has never been a standout athlete or a flashy QB by any means, but he could draw some league-wide interest if he decides to opt-out from the final year of his contract.
Also, he gives the Titans a better chance to win than Willis, at least for the time being, so Mike Vrabel and the Titans better convince him to stay for next season.NEXT: NFL Insider Confirms Week 18 Titans QB Plan