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Ryan Tannehill | Quarterback

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Texas A&M
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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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

The Dolphins have exercised Ryan Tannehill's fifth-year option for 2016.

The club option is valued at over $16 million. Tannehill established career highs in every statistic last season, flourishing in then-new OC Bill Lazor's system. The Dolphins now have Tannehill under control for the next two seasons. Although his deep ball remains a major limitation, the Dolphins are believed to be interested in locking up Tannehill long term before Week 1.
Apr 29 - 8:33 PM

Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said the team hasn’t decided whether to give Ryan Tannehill an extension.

Tannehill’s value is peaking after he posted career highs in passing yards (4,045) and touchdowns (27). The Dolphins are expected to pick up his fifth-year option, and could make him play out 2015 before giving him a big-money deal. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport expects Miami to extend Tannehill by Week 1.
Apr 25 - 3:08 PM

The Dolphins hope to have an extension done with Ryan Tannehill ahead of Week 1.

Now that Mike Pouncey's $45 million deal is done, the focus shifts to Tannehill. There's not a huge sense of urgency as the Dolphins could exercise Tannehill's fifth-year option for 2016, but the team appears to be making him a priority. It's just a reminder that they've settled on their franchise quarterback.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 13 - 10:00 PM

Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum confirms the team has been talking about a long-term extension with Ryan Tannehill.

"We have the quarterback," Tannenbaum said in endorsing his signal caller. Per Tannenbaum, the team has "told (Tannehill) what it can do on a long-term deal." That doesn't sound like a negotiation so much as an early ultimatum. Considering the extreme scarcity of competent quarterbacks, Tannehill holds most, if not all, of the leverage. Tannenbaum hinted the team will exercise Tannehill's 2016 option if a long-term agreement doesn't appear to be in sight.
Mar 23 - 1:42 PM

One source told Sun-Sentinel's Dave Hyde the Dolphins are discussing a contract extension that could pay Ryan Tannehill $105 million over seven seasons.

Even if the deal doesn't come to fruition, Hyde is confident the Dolphins would at least pick up Tannehill's option for 2016. Deals of this length tend to frighten people, but often only the first two years are guaranteed. Colin Kaepernick and Andy Dalton signed similar contracts last offseason. Not that Tannehill wouldn't be worth the money. His 66.4 percent completion percentage in 2014 was fifth-best in the NFL. Tannehill turns 27 in July.
Feb 9 - 4:52 PM

The Dolphins are fully expected to pick up the $15 million fifth-year option on Ryan Tannehill for 2016.

That's only if the sides can't hammer out an extension before Tannehill is forced to play out 2015 at just $2 million. It's confirmation Dolphins brass remains high on its 26-year-old franchise quarterback, who ranked fifth in completions (392), fifth in completion percentage (66.4), 11th in yards (4,045), T-12th in touchdowns (27) and 14th in passer rating (92.8) this past season. The athletic Tannehill added 311 rushing yards and one score on the ground, boosting his fantasy value. If he can add deep-ball accuracy to his resume, he'll take the next step.
Jan 22 - 8:42 AM

Ryan Tannehill completed 23-of-39 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Tannehill took a major leap in his first season under OC Bill Lazor, who designed a high-percentage offense and emphasized his quarterback getting rid of the football quickly. Tannehill may always be limited from a deep-ball standpoint, but he progressed over the course of the year and is a plus athlete, a trait Lazor consistently put to use on read-option plays and designed QB runs. Tannehill finished the season with a 27:12 TD-to-INT ratio and a completion rate of nearly 67.0. His 392 completions set a Dolphins single-season record. 26 years old, Tannehill is on the fringe of "franchise quarterback" status. He is owed just $2 million in 2015, a contract year for Tannehill. The Dolphins will likely begin extension talks soon.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 35-of-47 passes for 396 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

Tannehill was lucky to have an early would-be pick dropped by Vikings FS Harrison Smith. Smith did pick Tannehill early in the second quarter. Tannehill bounced back to toss a 14-yard touchdown pass to Dion Sims later in the frame. The Dolphins emphasized a quick-hitting passing attack featuring tight ends Charles Clay and Sims, and running back Lamar Miller on screens. Tannehill's second TD was good to Mike Wallace from 16 yards out, and he threw Nos. 3 and 4 to Wallace (7 yards) and RB Damien Williams (3 yards), respectively. It was an excellent rebound from Tannehill after an ugly three-game stretch following Miami's loss to Denver. The Dolphins will close out their season against the Jets in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 29-of-47 passes for 346 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Miami's 41-13, Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

Tannehill added three rushes for 21 yards. You could argue Tannehill deserved a better fate, as Brian Hartline lost an early deep bomb in the sun, and reserve RB Damien Williams flat-out dropped a 35-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Tannehill's first pick was an absolute lollipop, however, while his second was an aimless bullet that ricocheted off a helmet. Tannehill couldn't make plays in the game's decisive third quarter, where New England turned a 14-13 halftime lead into a 38-13 laugher. Tannehill won't be on the QB1 radar for the fantasy finals against the Vikings.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 23-of-33 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 28-13, Week 14 loss to the Ravens, adding two rushes for six yards.

It was a disappointing day for Tannehill in a plus matchup. The Ravens boast one of the league's most-vulnerable secondaries, but Tannehill refused to challenge it with deep balls. He also missed a wide-open Mike Wallace in the end zone in the second half. Tannehill played worse than the numbers suggest, delivering zero big plays while failing to make things happen with his feet. He won't be on the QB1 radar for next week's trip to New England.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
3Josh Freeman
4McLeod Bethel-Thompson
RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3Jay Ajayi
4LaMichael James
5Mike Gillislee
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Jay Ajayi
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Greg Jennings
3Matt Hazel
4Tyler McDonald
5Tommy Streeter
WR21Kenny Stills
2DeVante Parker
3Rishard Matthews
4Michael Preston
5Damarr Aultman
WR31Greg Jennings
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Arthur Lynch
4Gerell Robinson
5Jake Stoneburner
K1Caleb Sturgis
2Andrew Franks