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Despite a sizable contract extension, many feel Ryan Tannehill still has to overcome “deep-ball issues” to rise among the ranks of quarterbacks in the NFL.

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Former QB and NFL analyst Joe Theismann doesn’t see it as a big concern, joining the Marc Hochman Show with Zach Krantz to chat about where Tannehill is heading into Year 4.

“I don’t agree with that evaluation of him because first of all Mike Wallace signing was a huge mistake,” Theismann said. “He’s a one-trick pony, that’s all he is. Mike can run down the field. And what people forget is defensive backs can run too. It’s a question of timing, it’s a question of getting the ball out of your hand. Here’s an interesting observation — How many deep balls have you seen Tom Brady throw down the field to wide receivers?”

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“I think what you have with Ryan Tannehill is you have the foundation to build around a young quarterback… He’s started 48 games. Every game he has had an opportunity to play in he has played in and for that reason I think this is a great move because you’ve got a quarterback who knows how to take care of himself, he has athletic skills — rushed for over 300 yards last year. Protected the football well — only threw 12 interceptions through 16 games… When I think about a quarterback and the position, it’s the single most dependent position on the field.”

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