Miami Dolphins Player Preview: Ryan Tannehill

Tannehill enters his fourth season as the starter for the Miami Dolphins. How will he build off a successful 2014 campaign?

Ryan Tannehill took great strides in 2014, and had a very impressive stat line. He threw for 4,045 yards on 392 completions (66.4% completion percentage), 27 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. He led the Miami Dolphins to another “almost” playoff year, finishing the season with an 8-8 record.

Tannehill got a lot of help this offseason. The team signed red zone target Jordan Cameron, who can line up anywhere and is extremely productive when healthy. They drafted DeVante Parker out of Louisville, who physically becomes Tannehill’s first true number one wide receiver (Parker is 6-foot-3, 210 pounds). They also drafted Jamil Douglas, an offensive guard that should help fortify a weakened interior line. On top of these player acquisitions, they also opted to keep head coach Joe Philbin, Tannehill’s only head coach thus far in his short NFL career.

The only real losses on offense for Ryan Tannehill this offseason were Charles Clay, Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace. However, they have been replaced by Parker, Kenny Stills and Cameron. He will actually have a younger and more talented supporting cast.

Best 2014 NFL performance

Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings. Tannehill completed 35 of his 47 passes for 396 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in a 37-35 victory at home.

Worst 2014 NFL performance

Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs

Tannehill completed a season low 48.8% of his passes for a touchdown and no interception. His 205 passing yards were his worst among losing efforts last season, and Tannehill was sacked four times in this game. The Dolphins lost 34-15 despite having multiple efforts to take the lead and close out the game.

If Tannehill continues on the track he is on, look for him to put together an impressive 2015 season, especially since it will be his second year under Bill Lazor’s offense. This will be the year Tannehill leads Miami to the postseason for the first time since 2008.

2015 Season Prediction: 4,200 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, 14 interceptions.

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