According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are expected to explore the trade market for QB Ryan Tannehill this offseason.
However, two longtime NFL executives tell Jackson that it’s unlikely the Dolphins would be able to get any more than a mid-round pick for Tannehill in a trade.
Any team willing to consider a deal for Tannehill may request to speak to his agent beforehand to gauge his willingness to renegotiate his contract, which is set to pay him $18.7 million and $19.5 million over the next two years.
“The contract numbers are really high on him,” the league executive explained. “The question is would he renegotiate to facilitate a trade. But why would he renegotiate? A team will ask to renegogiate and I think Pat Dye would say no if it involves a pay cut. And then they would be forced to cut him.”
A separate personnel executive said the Dolphins can expect to get a fourth- or fifth-round pick in return for Tannehill.