Better Late Than Never: Tannehill Signs With ‘Fins
DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The uncertainty over who would fill out the Dolphins QB roster ended Saturday night, when the Dolphins agreed to terms with Ryan Tannehill, the former Texas A&M quarterback drafted eighth overall. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed Saturday.
The lack of a contract was a distraction as the Dolphins started training camp0. Tannehill missed the first two days of camp while the Dolphins and his agent, Pat Dye Jr., tried to work out a contract. The first quarterback selected in the first round by the Dolphins since they took Dan Marino in 1983, Tannehill is expected to be at practice Sunday morning.
Tannehill is expected to be part of the competition for the starting quarterback job along with returning starter Matt Moore and offseason acquisition David Garrard.
Tannehill started 19 games at Texas A&M after being switched from wide receiver and his head coach was Mike Sherman, now the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins.
“If he was any other rookie that didn’t know the offense, it would be definitely tough on him, but he knows most of the offense,” Garrard said Friday. “I think just not being out here with the guys is probably the toughest thing for him. But he’ll be fine. For him, coming from this offense in college, that’s a big plus for him.”