Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 235 yards during the team's Monday Night Football victory over the New York Jets. While a lot of talk has been about his streak of five games with an over 70-percent completion rate, those 235 yards accomplished something else for the third-year quarterback as well: pushing him over 10,000 passing yards in his career.
There have only been three quarterbacks other than Tannehill to reach that mark with the Dolphins. Sitting on top of the Dolphins' career-passing yardage chart is, of course, the Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, with 61,361 yards. In second place for the Dolphins is another Hall of Famer, Bob Griese, with 25.092 yards. Jay Fiedler holds the third highest mark in franchise history, with 11,040 passing yards as a member of the team (he had another 804 yards with other teams in his career).
Tannehill joins the 10,000-yards club with a career total of 10,024 yards.
Through the first 12 games this year, Tannehill has thrown for 2,817 yards, or 234.75 yards per game. If he stays on that same rate through the remaining four games, he would finish the season with 3,756 yards. It would also give him 10,963 passing yards for his career, just 77 yards shy of overtaking Fiedler for the third most passing yards in team history.
The Dolphins face the Baltimore Ravens this week in Miami. They then travel to the New England Patriots in Week 15 before a two-game homestand to finish the year, hosting the Minnesota Vikings followed by the New York Jets.