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Ryan Tannehill | Quarterback

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Texas A&M
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Tannehill completed 19-of-44 passes for 198 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while running once for four yards in the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to the Jets.
Tannehill looked rattled from the start, often overthrowing his receivers and forcing balls into tight windows. He was especially uncomfortable when the Jets started peppering him with corner blitzes. His fourth quarter interception, a lazy pass to Jarvis Landry that was easily picked by Darrelle Revis, was the nail in Miami’s coffin. To this point, Tannehill has looked like a glorified version of Alex Smith, struggling on deep throws and relying heavily on screens and short slants. As pathetic as Tannehill looked on Sunday, he’s still quick enough to extend plays and should be in for a much better game against Tennessee when the Dolphins come out of the bye. Tannehill might have a new coach by then. Oct 4 - 1:53 PM

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Ryan Tannehill completed 26-of-49 passes for 297 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Miami's Week 3, 41-14 loss to the Bills.

The vast majority of Tannehill's stats, including both his touchdowns, came after the Dolphins fell behind 27-0 early in the third quarter. Tannehill was lucky to escape without a fourth turnover, as he had a lost fumble overturned by a penalty. Running for his life behind a Branden Albert-less offensive line, Tannehill was rushing throws all day, including two of his picks. Not every bad throw was the line's fault, however, as Tannehill continued to show a lack of touch on deep balls. If there was a positive, it was Tannehill's continued connection with Rishard Matthews, whom he found for both his scores. The owner of a 5:3 TD:INT ratio through three games, Tannehill has been more effective from a fantasy than real-life perspective. He simply has to become more adept at, if not the deep ball, a deeper ball. It's too hard to sustain drives on short-to-intermediate throws alone. Tannehill will be on the QB1 borderline for next week's London matchup with the Jets.
Sep 27 - 7:46 PM

Ryan Tannehill is listed on the Week 3 injury report with an ankle issue, but is practicing in full.

Tannehill is a borderline QB1 for a tough matchup with the Bills. Buffalo stymied Andrew Luck in Week 1, but got torn apart by Tom Brady in Week 2.
Sep 24 - 3:30 PM

Ryan Tannehill went off for 359 yards and two touchdowns on 30-of-44 passing and ran three times for 17 yards in the Dolphins’ Week 2 loss to the Jaguars.

After letting fantasy owners down with a puzzling effort against Washington in Week 1, Tannehill was back to his effective self against Jacksonville. He shredded the Jags for 175 yards on 14-of-19 passing in the first half and was just as productive after halftime. Tannehill has a ton of offensive weapons at his disposal and finally seemed to realize that on Sunday. He might have a tougher time against Buffalo in Week 3 but we’re still on the Tannehill bandwagon. Tannehill appeared to suffer an ankle injury, but he said after the game he should be fine.
Sep 20 - 7:56 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 22-of-34 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in Miami's 17-10, Week 1 win over the Redskins.

He added three runs for seven yards. It was a solid, if unspectacular, day for Miami's point guard. Tannehill remained precise at the short-to-intermediate levels of the field, but his supposed deep-ball improvement in camp did not carry over. Tannehill missed 2-3 sideline shots, with one leading to a Dion Sims concussion. Either way, Tannehill did what OC Bill Lazor wanted him to do. He'll remain a borderline QB1 for next week's trip to Jacksonville.
Sep 13 - 4:16 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 15-of-19 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's third preseason game.

It was about as perfect as Tannehill and the Dolphins could have hoped for in the regular-season dress rehearsal. He and Jarvis Landry hooked up five times for 84 yards on six targets, including a long 46-yard gain over the middle where Landry chewed up plenty of YAC. Tannehill found Rishard Matthews for his lone score, hooking up on a quick pass from two yards out. After three preseason games, Tannehill is 33-of-41 (80.4 percent) for 303 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He's looking like a strong back-end QB1 with upside.
Aug 29 - 8:27 PM

The Dolphins' official website said Ryan Tannehill has completed more deep passes in this year's training camp than the "previous three training camps combined."

The last part is likely hyperbole, but reports out of camp have consistently said Tannehill's deep ball looks better this year. Tannehill completed just 9-of-42 passes 21 yards or longer last season, but his improvement along with the acquisition of super-efficient WR Kenny Stills should allow the Dolphins to be more effective down the field this season.
Aug 25 - 1:41 PM

Ryan Tannehill finished the Dolphins' Friday night intrasquad scrimmage 11-of-17 passing for 101 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Both TDs went to Jordan Cameron, from 26 and three yards away. Tannehill was also intercepted by slot CB Brice McCain -- who ran in front of a Greg Jennings target -- and LCB Brent Grimes. Camp reports have Tannehill showing improved accuracy and confidence targeting the intermediate and deep sections of the field. The 27-year-old finished last season as the overall QB10 in fantasy.
Aug 8 - 12:37 AM

Ryan Tannehill completed just 9-of-42 passes 21 yards or longer in 2014.

It's a stunningly-bad statistic, but it's no secret Tannehill has struggled with his deep ball. It's supposedly looked much improved this summer, with the press and coaching staff both noticing a difference. Even with a sub-par deep ball, Tannehill has top-10 upside, but it's the lone area of his game holding him back from a true breakout.
Source: USA Today
Aug 6 - 10:22 PM

The Miami Herald reports Ryan Tannehill has "improved his touch dramatically" on his deep ball.

It's the second time since June we've heard Tannehill has been throwing a better deep ball in practice. It's positive news, but won't really mean much until Tannehill transfers his supposed improvement to games.
Aug 6 - 2:14 PM

The Miami Herald reports Ryan Tannehill has been throwing a better deep ball this offseason.

Per reporter Barry Jackson, Tannehill's teammates have been "effusive" in their praise of his offseason. "Ryan is way better than last year, and more of a leader," were the words of TE Dion Sims. We don't doubt Tannehill's deep ball is looking good in pad-less practices, but it's not going to be a big part of his game in 2015. Mike Wallace has been shipped out, while the Dolphins have done their best to load up on short-to-intermediate targets. Although the long game is not one of Tannehill's specialties, he retains top-eight upside as a fantasy quarterback.
Jun 25 - 9:45 PM

Ryan Tannehill is making quicker reads this offseason.

"He's had a good offseason," coach Joe Philbin said. "We've worked on the chemistry and conceptually we've added things that are slightly different and then reinforced others." Tannehill’s comfort level in the offense has improved in his second year under Bill Lazor. The Dolphins want him to be more efficient in the red-zone, where they ranked in the bottom-third of the league last season. With an upgraded supporting cast, Tannehill should be viewed as a high-floor QB1.
Jun 20 - 4:33 PM

Dolphins OC Bill Lazor expects Ryan Tannehill to be better in all phases of the game this season.

"I think everything should be better," Lazor said. "Ryan is an extremely hard worker. ... I don't know that you can script a better formula for a guy to be successful." Tannehill had something of a breakout under Lazor last season, and is entering what should be the prime of his career at age 27. The Dolphins have supplied Tannehill with weapons all over the offense, including many who do work at the short-to-intermediate levels of the field. Tannehill could finish as a top-eight fantasy quarterback this season.
May 26 - 5:53 PM

Ryan Tannehill's new contract only fully guaranteed him $21.5 million at signing.

Like most NFL contracts, the original reported number of $45 million guaranteed was a bit misleading. Tannehill received $21.5M guaranteed at signing and will get another $3.5M guaranteed when he's on the roster in March of 2016. But the $14.475M he's scheduled for in 2017 doesn't become guaranteed until March of that year and the same can be said for the $5.525M due in 2018. It's a reasonably team-friendly deal that is essentially "pay as you go" after 2-3 years -- similar to the recent Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick extensions. Tannehill will have to earn that back-end money and if he does, the Dolphins will be happy to pay it.
May 19 - 7:58 AM

Dolphins signed QB Ryan Tannehill to a new six-year, $96 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed.

Tannehill was already under contract through 2016, so with four years tacked on he's now essentially signing a brand-new six-year deal. The $16 million annual average is lower than expected, suggesting the Dolphins did well in negotiations. A wide receiver early in his college career, Tannehill has steadily gotten better in each of his three NFL seasons. Tannehill set career highs in every statistic last year, his first under OC Bill Lazor. Lazor has returned, and Tannehill's supporting cast was upgraded in the form of Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, and Jordan Cameron to go with sophomore slot receiver Jarvis Landry. Last year's No. 9 overall fantasy passer, Tannehill has continued room for growth going on age 27.
May 18 - 4:14 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3Jonas Gray
4Raheem Mostert
5Jay Ajayi
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
WR21Greg Jennings
2DeVante Parker
3Rishard Matthews
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
LT1Branden Albert
2Jason Fox
LG1Michael Thomas
2Billy Turner
C1Mike Pouncey
2Sam Brenner
RG1Jamil Douglas
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Jeff Linkenbach
K1Andrew Franks