The NFL season is finally starting to get close. The Dolphins report to training camp a week from tomorrow. It really is getting close. NFL.com has started writing a series of previews of the season, including yesterday's article on the league's most fascinating players for 2013.
And, who is on that list? Why, the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
About the fifth positioned Tannehill, Adam Schein writes:
Oh, by the way, Ryan Tannehill played quarterback as a rookie last year. Tannehill's solid campaign was completely overshadowed by the epic debuts from Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson. Frankly, Tannehill played like a normal rookie, experiencing a freshman NFL season with the usual ups and downs, not the superhuman domination we saw in Indy, Washington, D.C. and Seattle.
The Dolphins went all-in this offseason. After spending big, they expect to win big, too.
I like Miami coach Joe Philbin. I like his leadership and guidance. I think Tannehill can get better, though I don't know if he'll ever be as good as the other guys in his class. But Miami only needs him to improve on last year to be taken seriously as a threat.
You can't really argue with that. Tannehill did play well in 2012, but no one really knows it, because his name is not Luck, Griffin, or Wilson, and the Dolphins were sitting at home in January, rather than playing in the postseason. This year, the team is looking to win, and Tannehill should take a step forward.
What do you think? Is Tannehill one of the top five most interesting players of 2013?
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