Ryan Tannehill will be playing out the final year of his contract with the Tennessee Titans this coming NFL season and there is no telling if will get a new deal.

However, a revelation by Adam Schefter of ESPN could indicate what the future holds and it is something Tannehill is likely to frown at.

The scribe claims that the Titans explored a trade involving Tannehill for either Aaron Rodgers or DeShaun Watson.

That, of course, never happened with Rodgers re-signing with the Green Bay Packers. Watson was also not to be traded in the division according to Schefter.

Given those scenarios, it appears the Titans are ready to move on from Tannehill if they can get the right guy to take over. One name that has been mentioned recently is Malik Willis.

Originally seen as a first-round pick, Willis surprisingly slipped to the third round. Scouts feel that he would need at least a year to develop behind a veteran.

It is possible that Tannehill could be that guy. However, the 33-year-old quarterback didn’t sound as if this is his job to do so.

“I don’t think it’s my job to mentor him,” Tannehill said, “but if he learns from me along the way, then that’s a great thing.”

Regardless if he guides Willis or not, the Pro Bowler may have a chip on his shoulder this coming NFL season. It may be a win or you are gone scenario for the 2019 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

The Titans squandered an opportunity last season by losing their first playoff game as the AFC’s no. 1 seed.

At the time, Tannehill struggled, throwing three interceptions as Cincinnati won 19-16.

Falling short of the postseason for two years in a row places Tannehill in a predicament. Hence, a lot is riding on the 2021-22 NFL season for the 33-year-old NFL player.

Ryan Tannehill DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins looks to throw a first quarter pass against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 09, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Joe Robbins/Getty Images