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Ryan Tannehill | Quarterback | #17

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (8) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi expects Ryan Tannehill to "dominate" this season.
"Seeing how he's been able to work with coach [Adam] Gase and seeing what he's been doing on the line of scrimmage," Ajayi said. "It's been really cool to see and I'm excited to see him blossom and really dominate this year." Tannehill had a ton thrown on his plate during the offseason program, and the Dolphins were reportedly "pretty happy" with how he handled it. With Gase calling the shots, Tannehill could be in for the most efficient season of his career. Jul 12 - 9:32 AM

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MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Dolphins are "pretty happy" with Ryan Tannehill's performance in the offseason program.

New coach Adam Gase said he tried to push Tannehill to the "breaking point" this offseason, but the fifth-year quarterback apparently responded well. Gase has coaxed above-career-average seasons out of both Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler in his last two stops, and Tannehill is working with the best pass-catching weapons of his career. He is a solid upside pick late in drafts.
Source: MMQB
Jun 24 - 9:13 AM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase says he tried to push Ryan Tannehill to his "breaking point" at OTAs.

Gase threw the kitchen sink at Tannehill, surprising him with unexpected blitzes, distracting him during plays by throwing bags at him and putting him in unusual situations like 4th and 10. "I put a lot on his plate. It’s almost to the point where it’s probably too much this fast," said Gase. "He’s been doing a good job of responding." Gase is giving Tannehill more freedom to call plays at the line of scrimmage, which was Tannehill's biggest conflict with former OC Bill Lazor. Having transitioned from Mike Sherman to Lazor and now Gase, Tannehill is in his third offensive system in four years.
Jun 22 - 4:43 PM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports Ryan Tannehill struggled with accuracy during the offseason program.

Jackson reports Tannehill made a "handful of impressive" throws, but he also suffered from bouts of "errant ball placement." New coach Adam Gase appeared to notice the inconsistency as well. "There have been a few throws where I would like to see the ball placement be a little better," Gase said. "There have been a few times, too, where they haven’t been on the same page ... [and as a result] it looks like a poor throw. That’s the development of the offense. You’re not going to be perfect from the get go." With a proven offensive mind like Gase in town, the makings of a solid line, and quality weapons around him, Tannehill will have few excuses if he does not take a step forward this season.
Jun 18 - 12:37 PM

Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen confirmed the team plans to play more up-tempo this season.

Coach Adam Gase hinted at a fast pace on Monday, and Christensen confirmed a day later. Injuries limited the Bears to a league-average play total under Gase last season, but the Broncos led the league in plays his first year as coordinator and finished seventh the following season. Peyton Manning averaged 628 passing attempts over those two years. Ryan Tannehill is a good bet to surpass 600 attempts under Gase this season.
Jun 7 - 3:16 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirms Ryan Tannehill will have more freedom at the line of scrimmage this season.

Infamously, Tannehill wasn't allowed to audible in Bill Lazor's offense. "In this offense, you're not really locked in on what the play call is," Gase said. "For (Tannehill) to have the ability to know what to get to — that kind of flexibility — being able to do that as a quarterback is very valuable." Gase went on to say Tannehill's intelligence is "off the charts." Coming off a season where he revived Jay Cutler's career, Gase has the capability to put Tannehill's in motion.
May 26 - 5:50 PM

Peyton Manning showed up to the Dolphins' facility earlier this spring to work with Ryan Tannehill and help teach him coach Adam Gase's offense.

It was apparently entirely Manning's idea and a solid gesture on his end after retiring just three months ago. "It was really cool just to be able to sit and pick his brain about things he's done in this offense and football things in general: snap counts, things you like, the way you want guys to run routes, little details about the game," Tannehill said. "At that time, we weren't able to meet with the coaches or anything, so I didn’t really have a great handle yet." The future Hall of Famer and former MVP isn't a bad resource for Tannehill to have in his back pocket.
May 9 - 9:08 AM

Ryan Tannehill has been studying tape of Adam Gase's offenses in Denver and Chicago since late February.

Though Tannehill doesn't have the Dolphins' new playbook yet, he's taken the initiative to figure out route trees and see which plays Gase favored in Denver and Chicago. Tannehill has been practicing some plays with DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry. "We throw twice a week and we have several guys that are showing up consistently," said Tannehill. "We're getting better." Tannehill seems committed to making things work with Gase after not always seeing eye-to-eye with the team's previous coaching regime.
Apr 8 - 1:37 PM

Ryan Tannehill expects to have more freedom at the line of scrimmage under new coach Adam Gase.

"I’m really looking forward to it," he said. "It’s been some adverse situations, and to be able to have a head coach and coordinator that want to attack teams that way, to give me that freedom and versatility at the line of scrimmage, is really exciting for me." Tannehill regressed last season, but the Dolphins brought in Gase to turn the entire offense around. He could be in line for a bounce-back season.
Source: ESPN
Mar 22 - 11:47 AM

According to ESPN's KC Joyner, Ryan Tannehill made "bad decisions" on only 0.7 percent of his throws last season.

That ranked in the top-10 among NFL signal callers. Joyner also points out that Jay Cutler's percentage improved from 1.5 percent to 1.0 under OC Adam Gase in 2015. Tannehill has drawn criticism from all angles recently but Joyner's study suggests many of these concerns are overblown. Regardless, Tannehill has a much better chance to succeed under Gase than he ever did with Joe Philbin and Bill Lazor calling the shots.
Feb 21 - 10:53 AM

In an interview on ESPN's First Take, Greg Jennings said Ryan Tannehill is "far" from elite.

"I’m being honest. None of us know. … It’s like he’s been handcuffed," Jennings said. "I’ve played with Brett [Favre], I’ve played with Aaron [Rodgers]. I’ve played with great quarterbacks. So you can sense, you can quickly tell if one has it or not." ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker said these comments "are not all that surprising," adding confidence about Tannehill inside the locker room has "wavered" the past couple seasons. Jennings spoke earlier in the month about Tannehill needing "more freedom," and the "handcuffed" portion of his comments suggest he places much of the blame on the previous coaching staffs. With an escape hatch built into his contract after next season, Miami could move on from Tannehill if he does not improve under new coach Adam Gase.
Source: ESPN
Feb 17 - 5:00 PM

Greg Jennings said that Ryan Tannehill badly wants "more freedom" under new coach Adam Gase and his staff.

"I’m going to speak for Ryan right now, which I typically don’t do," Jennings said. "He wants some more freedom. He’s been hand-held his entire career." It's unclear if Tannehill will get it from Gase and new OC Clyde Christensen, as Jay Cutler reportedly only had "limited audible latitude" under Gase in Chicago this past season. Still, Gase figures to be great for Tannehill after the young quarterback was held under wraps by Joe Philbin and Bill Lazor.
Feb 8 - 11:02 PM

No quarterback has been sacked more than Ryan Tannehill since 2012.

Between Miami's coaching instability and underachieving offensive line, it's easy to see why Tannehill took a 2015 step back. Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas were two of the worst guards in football, while Jason Fox was a nightmare filling in for injured RT Ja’Wuan James. Only Blake Bortles (52) and Aaron Rodgers (46) were sacked more than Tannehill (45) in 2015.
Feb 5 - 1:25 PM

The Dolphins aren't expected to draft a quarterback to compete with Ryan Tannehill for the starting job.

Despite underperforming in 2015, the Dolphins appear to be all-in on Tannehill. Head coach Adam Gase is excited to work with him while new OC Clyde Christensen recently said his job is to be Tannehill's "ally." Tannehill didn't receive that kind of support under Miami's last coaching staff. Joe Philbin campaigned for the Dolphins to replace Tannehill with Derek Carr leading up to the 2014 draft while former OC Bill Lazor didn't trust Tannehill enough to allow him to audible at the line of scrimmage. With the Dolphins' new coaching staff in place, Tannehill is in much better hands than he was a year ago at this time.
Jan 31 - 11:41 AM

New Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said his "No. 1 job" is to be Ryan Tannehill's "ally."

"From every level of coaching that I’ve ever been at and especially this level, I think that’s a lonely position," Christensen said. "I’ve always felt like the No. 1 job that I have is to be an ally, to be a safe place where a guy can talk and communicate and have a relationship where you can bounce things off and generate ideas." It is clear the Dolphins hired new coach Adam Gase and Christensen with their young quarterback in mind. This could be a make-or-break season for Tannehill.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 10:10 AM