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Ryan Tannehill | Quarterback | #17

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 216
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (8) / MIA
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Ryan Tannehill completed 32-of-45 passes for 389 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Miami's 31-24, Week 2 loss to the Patriots.
He added six carries for 35 additional yards. 20 minutes into the game, Tannehill was 1-for-4 for four yards. At one point in the second half, he was 20-for-21, with the incompletion being a throwaway. We got the full Tannehill experience, including piling up yardage after the opposing team eased off the throttle. The Pats entered halftime up 24-3, and understandably laid back a bit after the break. Odd game flow or not, Tannehill worked his connection with Jarvis Landry to perfection, and seemed on the same page with sophomore playmaker DeVante Parker. Tannehill will be a top-15 Week 3 play against the Browns' barely-there defense. Sep 18 - 4:35 PM

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Ryan Tannehill completed 16-of-29 passes for 186 yards in Miami's Week 1 loss to Seattle, adding five rushes for 17 yards and a touchdown.

Tannehill scored Miami's only touchdown on a QB draw late in fourth quarter. He was the victim of some drops, but struggled to move the offense with just 11 first downs. Tannehill won't be more than a QB2 for next week's matchup with the Patriots.
Sep 11 - 7:48 PM

In addition to finally being allowed to audible, Ryan Tannehill is now allowed to remove plays before the game.

New coach Adam Gase is taking the revolutionary approach of treating his quarterback like a man. "When I think about some of the things that he’s done really well, the fact that he’s open and that he makes suggestions and then if he doesn’t like something, he tells me," Gase said. "That kind of communication is critical because the last thing I want to do is put him in a position to where he doesn’t like what I’m calling but he doesn’t say anything." It's hard to blame Tannehill's topsy-turvy first four seasons all on his coaching, but it certainly didn't help. Tannehill has been set up for success plenty of times before, but never more so than in 2016.
Sep 8 - 3:05 PM

Ryan Tannehill said he feels "comfortable" in the new offense.

"I feel in charge of our offense now, in command of what we're doing out there," Tannehill added. "It's fun to get out there and get up to the line, get our guys in the right spots and keep the pressure on the defense." Famously not allowed to audible in the last offensive system in Miami, Tannehill is obviously relishing the opportunity to actually play quarterback. With plenty of weapons around him and more rushing upside than he displayed last year, Tannehill is a good candidate to jump back into the low-end QB1 ranks.
Source: ESPN
Aug 30 - 8:46 AM

Ryan Tannehill completed 20-of-29 passes for 155 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's preseason game.

He added two carries for 22 yards. They're mediocre stats, but the Dolphins' coaching staff probably liked what it saw from its quarterback. Tannehill appeared more in command than he's been in years past, going so far as to — gasp — audible. His decision-making still wasn't the best — the pick was a tipped ball thrown directly at a lineman — but he showed his usual nice connection with Jarvis Landry in addition to Kenny Stills. Tannehill closes the book on the exhibition season 34-of-53 for 325 yards (6.13 YPA), two touchdowns and a pick. He's a mid-range QB2 under quarterback whisperer Adam Gase.
Aug 25 - 9:52 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 12-of-20 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns Friday night against the Cowboys.

He added two rushes for 16 yards including a nine-yard gain on an option keeper. Tannehill's best plays of the night both went to Kenny Stills. The first was a 55-yard bomb on the move in the first quarter, and the second was a beautiful touch pass for a three-yard score near the end of the first half. He had another sure touchdown dropped by Jordan Cameron. Aside from consistently throwing behind his receivers on out breaking routes, it was an overall solid performance. Just a season removed from a QB8 finish, Tannehill is as good a late-round quarterback flier as any.
Aug 20 - 12:09 PM

Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said Ryan Tannehill is not getting the ball out fast enough.

"I don’t think anything is as quick as we want," Christensen said. "Nothing – the protection, the run game, the pass game, the routes, nothing is as quick as we want." The offense has reportedly struggled during camp, and they failed to get much of anything going in the first preseason game. As has become the norm over the last couple seasons, Tannehill was under constant pressure in that game. The Dolphins have to find a way to protect the quarterback.
Aug 15 - 12:32 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase suggested he plans to emphasize the short-passing game this season.

"More teams than not, it’s 10 yards and under. That’s where all the passing game is," Gase said. "If you want to stand back there and have your quarterbacks get your brains beat out, go at it." With a suspect offensive line, a quarterback who struggles deep, and a great underneath weapon in Jarvis Landry, Gase seems to be making the correct decision by leaning on the short-passing game. Ryan Tannehill shined in a similar system two seasons ago, completing 66.4 percent of his passes and finishing as the QB8. He is a solid upside pick in the 14th round.
Aug 11 - 9:04 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Arian Foster
2Jay Ajayi
3Isaiah Pead
4Damien Williams
5Kenyan Drake
GLB1Arian Foster
2Jay Ajayi
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Leonte Carroo
3Jakeem Grant
WR21Kenny Stills
2DeVante Parker
3Justin Hunter
WR31DeVante Parker
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3MarQueis Gray
LT1Branden Albert
2Dallas Thomas
LG1Laremy Tunsil
2Kraig Urbik
C1Mike Pouncey
2Anthony Steen
RG1Jermon Bushrod
2Billy Turner
RT1Ja'Wuan James
K1Andrew Franks