The Miami Dolphins have exercised their option to extend Ryan Tannehill’s rookie contract to a fifth year, committing to the 4th year quarterback through 2016. Tannehill is now set to be paid $16.1 million in the fifth and final year of his rookie contract.
The option is guaranteed for injury only until March of 2016, at which time it will become fully guaranteed. The Dolphins are expected to continue working on a long-term contract for their franchise quarterback, but by picking up the option, they have expressed confidence in Tannehill as their QB of the future. The Dolphins have said they do plan to get a long term deal done before the start of the 2015 season.
Tannehill has improved each of his first three years in the league, and set career highs in 2014, passing for 4,045 yards, 27 touchdowns, and completing 66.4 percent of his passes with just 13 turnovers. He also rushed for 311 yards on the ground.
This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter @ejfootball.
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