How Titans QB Ryan Tannehill’s contract changes after restructure

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Tannehill's cap hits for 2022 and 2023 are now even bigger.

The Tennessee Titans made the move we all expected them to and re-worked the contract of quarterback Ryan Tannehill in order to fit Julio Jones’ $15.3 million 2021 cap hit in.

The Titans converted Tannehill’s base salary into bonus money that will be spread out and paid over the next few seasons, freeing up $15.6 million immediately. He won’t make a penny less over the entire course of the deal.

The downside of this is Tannehill will now have a bigger cap hit in 2022 and 2023. The good news is that the salary cap is expected to increase moving forward.

According to Spotrac, the signal-caller’s 2021 cap hit goes down from $29.5 million to just $13.8 million, but his cap hits for 2022 and 2023 are both enormous, coming in at $41.8 and $39.8 million, respectively.

If the Titans want to get out of Tannehill’s contract before it runs out after 2023, they’d incur a huge dead cap hit of $54.6 million next year or $12.8 million should they decide to part ways in 2023.

Those figures might be daunting, but this is what it looks like when a team goes all in like the Titans are doing right now.

We’ll take the trade-off all day everyday, and twice on Sunday.

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