On May 19th quarterback Ryan Tannehill signed a contract extension keeping him with the Miami Dolphins through the 2020 season.
This is an important move for the franchise moving forward. Stability at the most important position can only help the rest of the team. Since Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino retired the team has searched constantly for a franchise quarterback. They have looked everywhere through free agency, the draft. Former starters, long time backups. It is a search many team make over time. It can hold an entire team hostage until they find the one.
Now Ryan Tannehill is still not a finished project. He does still have work to do but that is a good thing. Getting better every day is important to everyone.
Can his pocket presence be better? Yes.
Can his deep passing game improve? Of course.
A thousand little things can improve. But he has shown enough for the vote of faith.
Some will criticize that he is not among the elite quarterbacks. That is ok. Here is a dirty little secret: there are only maybe 3 truly elite quarterbacks. Tannehill is not elite but he is among the top 12 quarterbacks in the league.
That is a good start. Now is the time to find that next gear and see just how good he can be.