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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 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

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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.’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.
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

Ryan Tannehill completed 25-of-35 passes for 235 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Dolphins' 16-13, Week 13 win over the Jets on Monday night.

The tape of this game should be burned. Neither defense did anything special, while the offenses could barely function. Tannehill, a popular streaming option in Week 13, predictably busted. He should have had a couple of touchdown passes, but Mike Wallace didn't put in the effort on a would-be 26-yard score. Tannehill later missed a receiver in the end zone. His interception was hilariously awful and a stroke of bad luck. Tannehill threw a swing pass at Lamar Miller's feet. Miller reached down to catch it, but popped it up in the air for an easy pick. Tannehill will be a back-end QB1 against the Ravens in Week 14. The 7-5 Dolphins currently hold the No. 6 seed in the AFC.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:25:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill (non-throwing shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 13.

Playing the best football of his career — and coming off his first four-touchdown effort — Tannehill will be a legitimate QB1 against the Jets' ridiculously bad pass defense.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 02:27:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 26-of-36 passes for 228 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Miami's 39-36, Week 12 loss to the Broncos, adding four rushes for 15 yards and an additional score.

Today was the first time in Tannehill's 43-game career that he accounted for four total touchdowns. Tannehill was on point from the beginning, being decisive in the pocket, and accurate on the run. He had a hard time keeping up with Peyton Manning, however, as injuries mounted for the Dolphins' defense. Tannehill's pick was a tipped pass thrown to a tightly-covered Jarvis Landry. A second INT was overturned by defensive holding. It wasn't a perfect game, but Tannehill did all that could reasonably be expected in a high-scoring road jaunt. Much more consistent than he was the first two years of his career, Tannehill will be in the QB1 conversation against the Jets' dreadful secondary next Monday.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Tannehill played through his shoulder injury last week and didn't have any setbacks. He should be upgraded to full Thursday. Tannehill will be a QB2 against Denver in Week 12.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 26-of-34 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns in Miami's 22-9, Week 11 win over the Bills.

He added four rushes for 17 yards, and also lost a fumble. Tannehill took a few bad sacks, holding onto the ball for too long, but was otherwise efficient as the Dolphins slowly squeezed the life out of the Bills. As usual, Tannehill displayed disastrous accuracy the few times OC Bill Lazor tried to go deep, but the missed throws didn't result in any turnovers or other cataclysms. Tannehill now has 10 days to rest up for the Dolphins' trip to Denver. The point outlook in that one will have Tannehill on the streaming radar, though the Broncos' defense is formidable.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:27:00 PM