QB Ryan Tannehill - Miami Dolphins
|6-4, 221||Born: 7-27-1988||College: Texas A&M||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2012|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Feb 1): is expected to be released during the offseason, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, who believes the chances of the team finding a trading partner for Tannehill are "not great" due to his contract.
General News (Thu Jan 24): could face a contract restructure in the form of a pay cut this offseason, but the Dolphins still face $13.4 million in dead cap with Tannehill, according to Spotrac.com.
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Ryan Tannehill's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs BUF (18 / 31 / 147 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
It was not a great game for Tannehill this week as he opened the game with interceptions on consecutive drives. The Bills managed touchdowns on each of their first 2 drives and this put Miami in a big hole. His first interception was intended for Amendola across the middle and the ball just sailed on him. It looked almost as if he was trying to throw to Edmunds of the Bills and it was not a great read. The second interception was intended for Stills along the right sideline and the route was just stepped in front of by the corner. It was designed to be a quick hitting play, but he started Stills down from the snap and it was an easy read for the corner. Thankfully, Buffalo missed the field goal and the second interception did not cost any points. Tannehill did not throw a touchdown of his own, but he was on the receiving end of one. It was not the most acrobatic of catches for Tannehill and it originally looked like he was short of the goal line, but it was ruled a touchdown. Tannehill took the snap, handed the ball to Ballage on a jet sweep, who pitched to Stills on the end around, and Stills found a falling down Tannehill for the touchdown. The play only spanned 3 yards, but it took several moving pieces to make it happen. Tannehill's longest completion of the game was a 19-yard catch and run by Drake and an 18-yard catch up the seam by Gesicki. This was not the ending to the season that Tannehill was looking for and there is a chance Miami explores other quarterback options in the off season.
2018 Week 16 vs JAX (15 / 22 / 146 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 22 / 0 rush)
It was not a great game for Tannehill this week. After stepping up against the Patriots, Tannehill fell flat against the Vikings and Jaguars. He managed to throw a touchdown this week after getting shut out last week but was largely ineffective after that. It was a 4-yard shovel pass to Bolden up the middle for the teams only touchdown this week. It was really a glorified handoff for the touchdown, but it counts as a passing attempt. His interception was a poor decision on his part. After the play-action, he was hit in the back field and did not have a chance to go through his progression. Tannehill rushed the ball in the direction of Ballage in the flat and the route was jumped by the defender and returned for an easy touchdown. He would have been better off just throwing the ball away after the play broke down. He was slightly more effective in the running game with 22 yards and a long 12-yard run for a first down. His longest passes came on a 31-yard screen to Ballage and a 20-yard deep throw down the sideline to Amendola. It was not a great offensive showing for Tannehill or the Dolphins this week. He will have one more shot next week to try and prove that he is the quarterback of the future for this team.
2018 Week 15 vs MIN (11 / 24 / 108 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
It was a very tough game for Tannehill this week. His offensive line let him down as he was sacked 9 times for a loss of 71 yards. He constantly had defenders in his face and it is amazing that he did not throw an interception. His longest play of the game was an 18-yard crossing route to Amendola. Tannehill's rhythm was thrown off this week due to the pressure from the Vikings and it showed with a completion percentage under 50%. After stepping up and making several big plays against the Patriots last week, Tannehill reverted this week and just could not make the plays. The Vikings are one of the best defenses he has seen all season and it showed. He is going to have another tough test against a Jacksonville secondary that is still one of the best in the league. It is going to be tough on Tannehill to close out the season, but they are must win games if the Dolphins want any chance at making the playoffs.
2018 Week 14 vs NE (14 / 19 / 265 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
After putting up a big goose egg in their first meeting, Tannehill played much better against the Patriots this week. He had almost 100 more yards through the air, added 3 touchdowns, and most importantly did not throw an interception. This was one of his best games of the season and it all had to do with the success of the big plays. The game started with Tannehill trading touchdowns will Brady on their opening drives. He found Kenny Stills for an easy 7-yard touchdown to open the scoring. From there, things went a little south with a blocked punt and the Patriots scoring 21 points in the second quarter. Tannehill relied heavily on Brandon Bolden and the run game for 2 touchdowns to keep the game close. After a crucial Patriots missed field goal, Tannehill found Brice Butler for a 23-yard score down the sideline. He simply beat his man and sprinted for the end zone. Where things really went crazy was on the last play of the game. There were 16 seconds left on the clock before the snap and they would need every last second of it. Tannehill found Stills down the field for 14 yards, Stills lateraled to Parker who only made it another 3 yards before pitching it back to Drake, and Drake took it the final 52 yards down the field for the game winning touchdown. The replay officials reviewed the play to ensure all the laterals were backwards and that Drake did not step out before the end zone. The play was upheld, and the Dolphins took down their division rival. Tannehill lived by the big play this week and it worked out. He is going to have a tougher time against the Vikings next week in Minnesota, but with an outside chance of making the playoffs they will rely on him heavily.
2018 Week 13 vs BUF (16 / 24 / 137 / 3 / 1 pass, 3 / -5 / 0 rush)
Despite the 3 touchdowns, it was still a struggle for Tannehill this week. He failed to surpass 200 yards passing, only completed passes to 6 different receivers, and did not show great chemistry with anyone. He did not attempt to push the ball down the field and had his longest completion go for only 18 yards. His 3 touchdowns tied his season high from week 1 against the Raiders. His first touchdown was an 18-yard shot down the field to Parker. It was a beautiful shot right down the middle of the field in front of a crashing safety. The second touchdown was a short dump off to Drake in the flat. He put the ball out just far enough in front of him that he could sprint to the pylon for the score. The third touchdown was a 13-yard throw off his back foot into the corner of the end zone to Stills. The pocket collapsed around him and instead of stepping up he retreated in the pocket and threw it off his back foot. Stills broke free of his man and ran to the corner for the touchdown. Tannehill also threw an interception this week and simply did not see the defender trailing in coverage. It is going to be a tough test next week against the Patriots. In their game earlier, this season he threw for only 100 yards and an interception. He will need a much better showing if they do not want a repeat of their last game.
2018 Week 12 vs IND (17 / 25 / 204 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 14 / 0 rush)
After missing the last several weeks due to a mystery shoulder injury, Tannehill was finally back under center for the Dolphins this week. He eased back into it with several check down and outlet passes rather than deep shots down the field. He was not harassed by the Colts defense and was only sacked once. The first touchdown pass was a short swing pass to Drake who weaved his way through traffic for the 33-yard touchdown. The Colts were flagged for defensive offsides and rather than take a shot down the field on the free play, Tannehill played it safe and swung the ball to the outside. It was the safe play when he could have taken a shot, but it worked out for the first touchdown of the game. The second touchdown was the longest play of the game. A 74-yard bomb for a touchdown to Leonte Carroo. Tannehill let loose the deepest pass his arm could handle down the left sideline and Carroo went up and over the defender for an amazing catch. The defender fell to the ground and Carroo was able to run the rest of the way to the end zone. It was a valiant effort in Tannehill's return, but they came up just short against the Colts. He will have a better matchup next week against the Bills as he looks to get back on track for the remainder of the season.
2018 Week 5 vs CIN (20 / 35 / 185 / 1 / 2 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
This is a game that Tannehill will soon want to forget. He looked completely over matched by the Bengals pass rush and did not feel comfortable moving in the pocket or trying to escape. He threw 2 ugly interceptions and was strip sacked and had the ball returned for a touchdown. His lone touchdown pass was a beautiful corner route by Kenyan Drake after he leaked out of the back field. It was not a difficult throw as there was no defender in the area and it came down to how Drake ran the route. Tannehill did notice that Drake was being covered by a linebacker and knew that is where he wanted to go with the ball. The first interception was the worst of the game. The pressure got to Tannehill and he attempted to jump and throw the ball just over the line and in front of the linebackers. However, he let go of the ball to late in his motion and spiked it right into the arms of a pass rusher. From there it was an easy 22-yard jog into the end zone for a touchdown. It is hard to say where he was trying to go with the ball. It may even have been a pump fake that got away from him, but in the end, it resulted in a touchdown for the Bengals. The second interception was not returned for a touchdown but did effectively end the game. Tannehill tried to take a shot deep down the middle to Kenny Stills and it was an easy interception for the safety who was sitting back in coverage. Tannehill did not look comfortable at all this week and he will have to content with the likes of Khalil Mack next week and a rejuvenated Bears defense.
2018 Week 4 vs NE (11 / 20 / 100 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
The gadget plays, and long shovel pass runs seemed like a distant memory for Tannehill this week as he looked lost on the field against the Patriots. The big plays from last week should have served as foreshadowing for his inability to get the ball down the field, but the overall numbers hid that. Tannehill's longest play of the game was also the first play of the game to Kenny Stills. He unloaded a deep pass down the right sideline and Stills was pushed out of bounds before he could break free. Unfortunately, it was a very similar play that resulted in an interception later in the game. Tannehill tried to take a shot down the field and let loose a lame duck that did not land anywhere near his receiver but instead went right to a New England defender. Tannehill does not have to worry about Osweiler taking his job, despite the garbage time touchdown he threw in relief. Tannehill is slated to be the starter next week against the Bengals, but it will be interesting to see how quickly or if the Dolphins pull him again when they are behind.
2018 Week 3 vs OAK (17 / 23 / 289 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 26 / 0 rush)
It has been a long road to recovery for Tannehill, but he is finally starting to look like the quarterback that this team thinks can lead them to the playoffs. The run game was almost nonexistent today, but Tannehill had his full complement of receivers for the first time this season and took advantage. Tannehill had long passes of 74, 36, and 34 yards and showed the ability to move around in the pocket and extend plays when he needed to. His first touchdown was a beautiful 34-yard throw deep down the left sideline where he hit Kenny Stills in stride in the back of the end zone. Stills had beat his corner off the ball and then simply ran past the safety to the back of the end zone and the perfect ball that only he could make a play on. The second touchdown was all Jakeem Grant on an 18-yard touch pass end around. The receiver came in motion as the ball was snapped and Tannehill just tossed it in front of him and he took off running. This looks more like a running play, but since the ball was thrown forward it is considered a pass and registers as a passing touchdown. His third and final touchdown was the exact same play, only run to the other side and with Albert Wilson. The receiver came in motion before the snap again and Tannehill simply tossed the ball into his path and the speedy receiver took it 74-yards for the touchdown. The blocking in front of Wilson was superb and he was not even touched on his way to the end zone. This made the score 28-17 with only 2 minutes to go. Tannehill was made to look good by receivers taking end around passes to the house, but he was also very efficient, did not turn the ball over, and was only sacked a single time. The Dolphins are playing good football right now but will travel to New England to take on a Patriots team who was just beaten by the Lions.
2018 Week 2 vs NYJ (17 / 23 / 168 / 2 / 0 pass, 8 / 44 / 0 rush)
The final line for Tannehill does not look all that bad, but he did not play very well against a middle of the road Jets defense. He was sacked 4 times for a loss of 46 yards, fumbled the ball twice, and did not feel comfortable in the pocket at all. He fled every chance he could get and ended up rushing the ball 8 times and almost outpaced his running backs. Tannehill's first touchdown came on a 29-yard crossing route by Albert Wilson. The tight end cleared the middle by pulling the linebacker up the seam and Wilson was able to run underneath for the easy completion and touchdown. The second score was a 19-yard missile right down the middle of the field to AJ Derby. Tannehill scrambled in the pocket and avoided the rush long enough to hit Derby in the end zone as he worked back towards his QB. This was one time that Tannehill stayed in the pocket and delivered a strike. The only other big play for Tannehill came on the first play of the game where he took the ball off the right end for 20-yards. This tied Kenyan Drake for the longest run of the day. Tannehill is going to need better protection from the offensive line going forward if he is going to survive the entire season.
2018 Week 1 vs TEN (20 / 28 / 230 / 2 / 2 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
This was a very up and down game for Tannehill. He showed some flashes of brilliance and the ability to make the big play, but also the rust that comes from a lost season due to injury and poor decision making. He was able to connect with Kenny Stills for two touchdowns and had a run game that supported him to the tune of just over 4 yards per carry, but he could not put the Titans away late in the game. Tannehill also threw two interceptions that almost cost them a victory. The first touchdown was a 10-yard strike to Stills who took a quick out up the sideline for a touchdown. The defense doubled the inside receiver and left Stills open to the outside for the easy score. The second touchdown came on a deep ball right down the middle of the field that Stills took for 75 yards and a touchdown. He ran right between the safeties and was not touched all the way to the end zone. Tannehill did just enough for the Dolphins to win today but he is going to have to play much better if they want to fight for a playoff spot this season.
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