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QB Ryan Tannehill - Miami Dolphins

6-4, 221Born: 7-27-1988College: Texas A&MDrafted: Round 1, pick 8

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Summary

2015 has the potential to be a big year for Ryan Tannehill - for good or ill. While he has improved statistically every year, there is still some refinement required for his game to really be as good as he seems to have the potential to make it. Tannehill has all the tools to create a huge season. The Dolphins went out and signed Greg Jennings and traded for Kenny Stills - two big-time veteran receivers who should open up the field for Tannehill. They also acquired Jordan Cameron at tight end, and if he stays healthy he could be another big weapon in the offense. Jarvis Landry looks like a great player one year in, and they added DeVante Parker in the 2015 NFL Draft. The receiver corps is loaded. The backfield is also very talented and should be able to keep defenses honest. Lamar Miller enters his contract year playing very well and rookie Jay Ajayi could be a great addition if he is healthy. As said above though, Tannehill still has two things which are an issue. First, his deep ball is shaky at best. The longer the throw, the less reliable the accuracy, and his timing can be less than spectacular. Tannehill also was sacked a ton last year, and while some of that was an offensive line racked with injury, some of it was due to Tannehill's propensity for holding the ball too long. He has to read and react quicker and get rid of the ball sooner. If he can do that, he will continue to work towards being one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. The Dolphins are committed - they just signed him to a 6-year, $96 million contract extension. Only $21.5 million is guaranteed and the contract is really a 2-3 year contract so he still needs to prove himself, but it takes some of the pressure off. Right now, Tannehill is a solid quarterback and someone worth a look as a backup or committee choice, and likely available in the late first half of drafts. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 14, 5, 7, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 19
Overall Redraft - 91, 49
QB Dynasty - 10, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17
Overall Dynasty - 83, 51, 71

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2012 MIA 16 282 484 3294 12 13 49 197 2
2013 MIA 16 355 588 3913 24 17 40 238 1 5
2014 MIA 16 392 590 4045 27 12 56 311 1 2
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 344 565 * * * 44 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 380 585 * * * 48 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 375 588 * * * 50 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 401 618 * * * 56 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 94
QB: 13

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Latest News

Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill contract breakdown (Thu May 21, 12:09 PM) - Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill will earn $12.2 million in 2015, but only $745,000 of it will be in base salary. His 2016 base salary of $9.34 million is fully guaranteed. In 2017, the Dolphins will have five days into the league year to decide whether to fully guarantee his $17.47 million base salary, which essentially gives the Dolphins an opt-out if Tannehill struggles to meet expectations over the next two seasons. His contract contains no guaranteed money in 2019 and 2020, other than the prorated signing bonus, so Miami could save $17 million in 2019 and $18 million in 2020 by releasing him.

Our View: So this is really a 2-3 year contract with no guaranteed money in the back half of it. The onus continues to be on Tannehill to prove he is a franchise quarterback. The Dolphins had to get something done, because even as an average quarterback, Tannehill is one of only 15-20 sure-fire starters in the NFL. His ADP in redraft is right in the middle of drafts - around round nine or ten - and we see him as just outside QB1 status.
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Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill extended 4 years (Mon May 18, 07:23 PM) - Clarifying a previous story, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's new deal includes four new contract years and up to $77 million in new money. The deal is worth $95.27 million over six total years, with options for 2015 and 2016 added in.

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Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill signs extension (Mon May 18, 04:13 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill signed an extension through the 2020 season Monday, May 18. Tannehill's new deal includes four new contract years and up to $77 million in new money. The deal is worth $95.27 million over six total years, with options for 2015 and 2016 added in.

Our View: The Dolphins secure their franchise quarterback with a new long-term deal. He's steadily improved as a pro, and Tannehill could take a big step forward in 2015. The Dolphins have put much better weapons around him this season with the addition of guys like Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and Jordan Cameron. Tannehill should be a top-10 fantasy quarterback in 2015.
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2015 Schedule

1@ Washington Redskins
2@ Jacksonville Jaguars
3vs Buffalo Bills
4vs New York Jets
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6@ Tennessee Titans
7vs Houston Texans
8@ New England Patriots
9@ Buffalo Bills
10@ Philadelphia Eagles
11vs Dallas Cowboys
12@ New York Jets
13vs Baltimore Ravens
14vs New York Giants
15@ San Diego Chargers
16vs Indianapolis Colts
17vs New England Patriots