There’s something different about Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill, sporting a new knee brace, looks comfortable throwing in the Miami Dolphins OTA’s this week. The word on the street is that he looks “fine” after a knee injury derailed the end of his 2016 season and forced him to miss the playoffs. Without Tannehill, the Dolphins mustered only 12 points in a bad playoff loss to the Steelers.
The 2016 season was the much maligned quarterbacks best yet. Under new head coach and offensive guru Adam Gase, Tannehill saw career highs in completion percentage, yards per attempt and quarterback rating in the 13 games he played before the injury. The Tannehill/Gase combination was also able to bring down the quarterback’s sack totals from 2.8 per game in 2015 to 2.2 per game in 2016. It’s far cry from from 2013 when he hit the turf 58 times (3.6 per game) and led the league in that category.
Coming back from a torn ACL is no small feat and the Dolphins hope that Tannehill stays the course and can build upon on his 2016 season. With the majority of his offensive weapons back, Tannehill will be counted upon to lead Miami to back to back playoff appearances for the first time since they made the playoffs 5 years in a row from 1997 to 2001.
Source: NFL Network · Photo Credit: Keystone Press