On Monday May 18th the Miami Dolphins and their 2012 first round draft pick came to terms on the Franchise Quarterbacks second contract.
The 26 years young Ryan Tannehill is now scheduled to be the face of the franchise, and quarterback of the Miami Dolphins through the 2020 NFL season.
"We are committed and believe in Ryan as our quarterback for the long-term," GM Dennis Hickey said.
""We are thrilled that we were able to sign Ryan to an extension," Dolphins vice president Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement. "He is an ascending talent, a team leader and checks all of the boxes you are looking for at the position."
Since being selected with the 8th overall pick of the 2012 draft Tannehill has started all 48 Miami Dolphin games while defenses have batted him around like a Pinata. He has improved with each year despite having to adjust to two different General Managers, two different offensive coordinators schemes while working behind an injury prone, revolving door of an offensive line, and a void of skill players to threaten the opposition.
In 2014 (his first year under coordinator Bill Lazor) he completed the most passes for a single season in Dolphin history (surpassing Danny Marino) while connecting on 66.4 percent of his attempts for 4045 yards with 27 Touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. The first time that Miami has had a quarterback with a two to one touchdown to interception ratio since 2008 and Chad Pennington's (19 & 7).
The Dolphins started five offensive lineman in 2014 that weren't starters for them in 2013 (a first in NFL history), and they were a top ten offense before an injury epidemic infected the entire team over the final six weeks of the season. For 2015 Miami has three returning starters on the offensive line with All-Pro's Brandon Albert at Left Tackle, Center Mike Pouncey, with the highly productive 2014 rookie Ju'Waun James at Right Tackle while numerous other highly qualified returnees as well as rookie Jamil Douglas will vie for the two guard, and depth positions.
Miami has also upgraded the total package of skill players with Charles Clay being replaced by Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron (who at 6-5 had four touchdowns of forty or more yards in 2014 which is a first from the NFL tight end position in some 13 years). The Dolphins also severely upgraded the one two punch at running back with the draft acquisition of Jay Ajayi who's a second round talent that Miami stole in the fifth round.
Along with the signing of veteran free agent/wide receiver contributor/mentor Greg Jennings. A far more technically sound, youthful and hungry Kenny Stills is replacing the similar skill sets of the hard headed quitter, and now departed Mike Wallace. Stills is a true number two Wide Out as is Wallace who (due to an absentee necessity) had been played out of position as the Dolphins number one Wide Out. The Dolphins and their quarterback have played without a true number one Wide Out option since Brandon Marshall was told to take his ball and go home which took place in cohesion with the Miami selection of Ryan Tannehill.
CONGRATULATIONS to The Miami Dolphins, and Ryan Tannehill !!
And that's just the summarized jest of the offense!
The Defense has also been substantially upgraded!
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