Ryan Tannehill has agreed to a whopping new contract extension, which should keep him in Miami for the rest of his career.
We think this is good news.
Tannehill’s stats might not be superb, but at least he’s progressing. He has been limited and hampered by a head coach who thinks it’s 1925 and an offensive line & WR corps that keeps changing on him constantly. Despite all that, Tannehill has proven to be tough as nails.
He shut us up earlier in 2014, after a few poor games, when he finally started to play. He did well. He needs to do better, and that means giving him some freedom. Audibles would be a good start. Allowing him to run a QB sneak on 4th and inches would be another positive, instead of asking him to take a seven-step drop and try to “trick” the defense with a draw play. Joe Philbin needs to stop that nonsense immediately and let this kid lead.
Tannehill isn’t Tom Brady, but he’s still the 2nd-best QB in the AFC East, ahead of whatever bozo QBs that Buffalo and the Jets decide to go with.