In times when the league shows a lot of quarterback uncertainty, Miami Dolphins lock up their young, rising quarterback through the rest of the decade. Ryan Tannehill signed an extension with the Dolphins through 2020.
Even though, Tannenhill was the eight pick of the 2012 NFL draft, he got the contract extension before his draft classmates Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson nonetheless, sport commenters express: “If that’s what Tannehill is worth, add on plenty more to predict what Luck and Wilson will get.”
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tannehill’s extension is worth $96 million with $45 million guaranteed. A four-year, $77 million extension on top of the two years and $18.255 million Tannehill had remaining on his rookie deal.
Born in Lubbock, Texas, Tannehill began his professional football career in 2012, after playing for Texas A&M. On August 20, 2012, Tannehill was named the starting quarterback for the season opener against the Houston Texans. He was the 17th starting QB since Dan Marino retired.
The 26-year-old quarterback, has started all 48 games in his three-year career and has completed 1,029-of-1,662 passes (61.9 percent) for 11,252 yards. He’s thrown 63 touchdowns and 42 interceptions and has a career passer rating of 84. He’s also rushed 145 times for 760 yards and four touchdowns.
The Dolphins have made it clear they bet Tannehill is the future of the Franchise, and their proof is the fact his performance has improved every season. Tannehill’s passer ratings have gone from 76.1 as a rookie to 81.7 to 92.8 last season. A great reason for Dolphins fans to get excited since their previous star Dan Marino retired.
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