Ever since Ryan Tannehill was drafted by the Miami Dolphins, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not he is the future of the franchise. Three years into his NFL career, there are still questions from some in regards to whether or not he is the future of the franchise. While many media pundits have gone on record as saying that Tannehill is one of the better quarterbacks in the league, there are many Dolphins fans and yes, even beat writers, who don't believe that Tannehill could be the answer to the team's long search for a franchise quarterback.
Count Jason Taylor as one of the people who believe that Tannehill is the answer. At his charity golf tournament last week, Taylor was asked about Tannehill and what he thought his future held.
“I like a lot of things about the team. I love the quarterback," Taylor told the Miami Herald. "There’s not a whole lot of guys in this league I would take over Tannehill. I’m very confident you can win with Ryan Tannehill. You can definitely win a championship with him.”
In addition to his remarks about Tannehill, Taylor also commented to the Miami Herald on the locker room dynamics both on and off the field and said that sometimes, you need guys who are on the edge.
“Some guys want everyone to fall in line and hold hands and walk in a straight line. I like guys that can be disruptive on the field. Sometimes you are going to have personalities that come along with that. Often times those guys that have a little edge to them are great for the team. They push each other, keep the waters going. Calm water isn’t always great. You don’t need turds but you need guys that can ruffle feathers a little bit.”
Those are some interesting comments from Taylor. He has coached with the team during training camp in the past but says he doesn't want to get into coaching full time. It is believed that Taylor doesn't fully buy into what Philbin is building in Miami and hasn't always hid his concerns in the past. We'll see if Mike Tannebaum's presence in Miami will help change things this off-season both on and off the field.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs