The Drive - Written by Matthew Cannata
Heading into the 2014 season, there has been endless discussion about Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and whether or not he’s the answer to the team’s search for a franchise quarterback ever since Dan Marino retired. Some have even gone on to say that Tannehill is definitely not the answer while others have said that he is definitely the answer. Then, there are the ones in the middle such as myself who say it’s too soon to make a declaration either way.
Tannehill was drafted in 2012 with the eighth overall pick out of Texas A&M University. He started off as most rookie quarterbacks do in the NFL, taking time to adjust to the game and getting his feet wet. That year, he threw for 3,294 yards with 12 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and was sacked 35 times. He improved a great deal in 2013, which we will discuss towards the end of the column.
However, before we do that, we are going to look back at the past several years at the teams who gave up the most sacks in the NFL each season and how their quarterbacks did. Then, we’ll compare Tannehill to those quarterbacks and see just how good of a job he did in 2013.
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