Written by Matthew Cannata
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is entering his third season as the Miami Dolphins quarterback and there are more questions than answers in regards to his NFL career and what kind of quarterback he will turn out to be and whether or not he is the answer to the Dolphins long and trying quarterback search since Dan Marino retired almost two decades ago.
"I have to make a big jump, I'm aware of that," Tannehill said to Sports Illustrated. "I’m putting in the work, putting in the time to get myself physically ready, mentally ready and learn this new offense that we’re going with this year. So there is still work to be done. But I look for a big jump in myself, both in production and wins. That’s what we ultimately play for is wins. So, I’m excited to see what this team does."
Tannehill will be in a new offense for the first time since arriving at Texas A&M and this one will reportedly featured a balanced attack while trying to exploit mismatches. In order for Tannehill to succeed, he needs to be more accurate on balls thrown downfield as last season he completed only 16 passes in 64 attempts when the ball went 20 or more yards in the air.
Tannehill has done well his first two years considering the circumstances he has been surrounded with. Now, with a re-vamped offensive line and playmakers all over the offense, there should be no more excuses for him in 2014.