Tennessee Titans' starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill reportedly has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, GM Jon Robinson announced.
He is the fifth Titans player to be placed on the list this week.
Tannehill is fully vaccinated and will be able to return after generating two negative tests at least 24 hours apart.
In July, Tannehill said that he only got vaccinated because of the NFL’s 2021 COVID protocols. He felt his hands were forced.
"If not for the intensive protocols and not being able to gather with teammates, and separate locker rooms, separate meeting rooms, separate cafeteria and all those types of things where you’re losing team chemistry and the team bond, which I think is so important, I think that probably had a lot to do with guys getting vaccinated," Tannehill said.
Robinson said the Titans are 97%-98% vaccinated or have antibodies.
The Titans backup QB is Matt Barkley. Logan Woodside has also been competing to be the Titans backup QB during the 2021 NFL preseason