The Miami Dolphins are turning their attention to Ryan Tannehill and would like to get a contract extension completed by the first week of the NFL season. This news comes courtesy of Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Tannehill, who is entering his fourth year in the NFL as a member of the Dolphins, has thrown for 11,252 yards, 63 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. His career completion percentage is 61.9%. He has set several marks in his first three years and is ranked at the top of several different categories in both NFL and franchise history in terms of production.
According to Rapoport, there have been no formal discussions between Tannehill's reps and the Dolphins since the NFL Scouting Combine, but the plan remains in place to get an extension done ahead of Week One. If a new deal cannot be reached, Miami can implement Tannehill's fifth-year option, which will keep him under team control through 2016. If that happens, he will make $16 million dollars next season.
The Dolphins just finished a contract extension with center Mike Pouncey and it looks like they are set to lock up their franchise quarterback for the next several years. This is certainly exciting news as the Dolphins haven't signed a quarterback to a long-term extension after their first contract since Dan Marino in the 1980s and early 1990s.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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