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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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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

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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

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.’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

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QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
3McLeod Bethel-Thompson
4Josh Freeman
RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3LaMichael James
4Jay Ajayi
5Mike Gillislee
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
4Cobi Hamilton
5Tyler McDonald
WR21Greg Jennings
2DeVante Parker
3Rishard Matthews
4Damarr Aultman
5LaRon Byrd
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
4Tim Semisch
5Gerell Robinson
K1Caleb Sturgis
2Andrew Franks