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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 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

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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

In a radio interview, new Dolphins coach Adam Gase called Ryan Tannehill's disappointing 2015 campaign "a hiccup."

"I feel pretty good about what we can do with him," Gase said. "I felt like we did a good job of it in Chicago as far as helping the guy that had struggled a little bit, and I feel like Ryan, him being younger than Jay [Cutler] was, is to our benefit." Cutler had the second-lowest interception percentage of his career under Gase last season, and Peyton Manning put up some of his most impressive statistical seasons with Gase in Denver. Tannehill is unlikely to ever be a top-tier quarterback, but Gase should be able to help him progress.
Jan 21 - 11:25 AM

New Dolphins GM Chris Grier supported Ryan Tannehill as the team's starting quarterback at Monday's introductory press conference.

Tannehill looked to be improving steadily in his first three NFL seasons, but seemed to bump his head against his ceiling as a fourth-year pro, and arguably regressed. "We can win with Ryan," said Grier, adding that he does want competition for Tannehill. In May of 2015, the Dolphins gave Tannehill a six-year, $95.3 million deal. They're going to try to make it work.
Jan 4 - 1:48 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 25-of-38 passes for 350 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Dolphins' Week 17 win over the Patriots.

Tannehill saved his best for last, making several big plays with both his arm and legs in a meaningless win. Statistically speaking, Ryan Tannehill’s 2015 was not much different than his breakout season from a year ago. His completion percentage dropped by more than four points, but his touchdown and interception percentages were still better than his career averages and he posted the highest yards per attempt of his career. From a real life perspective, however, Tannehill struggled. He rarely looked comfortable behind a terrible offensive line, he has yet to develop the pocket awareness of even an average NFL quarterback, and he has not proven to be the type of player who can elevate an offense. In short, he is an average quarterback the Dolphins are paying like a high-end starter. Miami can get out of his deal without any scary cap ramifications in 2017, making next season a make-or-break proposition for Tannehill in Miami.
Jan 3 - 6:17 PM

Coach Dan Campbell said Monday that Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is "day to day," and "my gut says he should be ready to go" for Week 17 against New England.

Tannehill discovered blood in his urine last week, and left the stadium with a large wrap on his injured left leg. He's well short of 100 percent, but it sounds like he'll give it one final go in a meaningless game against New England. Tannehill has been a complete fantasy bust this season.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 02:12:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill reportedly discovered blood in his urine during the week leading up to Sunday's Week 16 loss to Indianapolis.

The "cause and severity of the condition was not known," according to the Miami Herald. Tannehill proceeded to suffer an ankle injury on Sunday and left the game with his "entire left leg wrapped." Tannehill absorbed six sacks against the Colts. We suspect he'll start Week 17 against the Patriots, although it's not out of the question Matt Moore could get the nod.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 06:58:00 PM

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Skill Players
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
3Logan Thomas
4Brandon Doughty
5Zac Dysert
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Kenyan Drake
3Damien Williams
4Daniel Thomas
5Isaiah Pead
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3RB1Kenyan Drake
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Leonte Carroo
3Griff Whalen
4Jakeem Grant
5Tyler Murphy
WR21DeVante Parker
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
4A.J. Cruz
5Rashawn Scott
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
4MarQueis Gray
5Thomas Duarte
LT1Branden Albert
2Jermon Bushrod
3Vinston Painter
LG1Laremy Tunsil
2Dallas Thomas
3Anthony Steen
C1Mike Pouncey
2Jacques McClendon
RG1Billy Turner
2Jamil Douglas
3Kraig Urbik
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Sam Young
3Ulrick John
K1Andrew Franks
2Marshall Koehn