There are probably already vaccines to reduce infections, but the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a reality that affects the NFL for the 2021 season. A clear example of this is the Titans, who are currently dealing with several active cases of COVID within of the team, including starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. In this article we tell you everything you need to know about it.
Ryan Tannehill Tests Positive for COVID-19
Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, this Thursday it was confirmed that the Titans QB, Ryan Tannehill, was placed in the Reserve for COVID-19 and will miss five to ten days of activity with the team. Therefore, we will not see him play in Week 3 of the 2021 NFL Preseason, however, everything indicates that he will arrive in time for the start of the regular season. Tannehill was fully vaccinated and will be able to return to the field after testing negative on two different tests that are taken 24 hours apart.
Titans are placing QB Ryan Tannehill on the Reserve / COVID 19 list, per source. He now will miss anywhere from 5-10 days, depending on his status.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 26, 2021
Fortunately for Tenneesse, this case will not pass. However, it should be noted that Tannehill commented last month that he practically felt that the NFL forced him to get vaccinated: “I would not have had the vaccine if it weren’t for the protocols they are imposing on us (…). It is what it is. I love this game and I love this team. I want to be able to compete and do the things that I think are important to build chemistry and win football games. In the end, that forced me to get the vaccine, “Tannehill said at the time, through Terry McCormick of titaninsider.com.
This 2021 will be the Texas A&M graduate’s third season with the Titans. He came from the Dolphins in 2019 to be a substitute for Marcus Mariota, however, his good performances made him stay with the starting position and, eventually, become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today. In his tenure with Tennessee he accumulates 6,561 yards, 55 TDs, 13 INTs. In addition, he managed to win the Comeback of the Year in 2019.
Finally, after this move, Tannehill joins his colleagues Geoff Swaim and Justin March-Lillard in the Reserve for COVID-19, along with HC Mike Vrabel, who tested positive last Monday.
How much will these absences weigh on the Titans heading into the 2021 NFL Season? Will these casualties affect them? We read you in the comments under this article and on our social networks.