We bring back our annual look at the Miami Dolphins' roster heading into training camp, a series we call 90-in-90. Over the next 90 days (or a few more as roster changes happen), we will take a look at each individual player on the roster, review what they did in 2014 either in the NFL or in college, then take a look at how they might progress or regress this season, and the chances that player will make the roster.
2014 was Tannehill's first season with offensive coordinator, Bill Lazor. Last season was Tannehill's best statistically, as he set career highs in passing yards (4,045), passing touchdowns (27), completion percentage (66.4), pass attempts (590), pass completions (392), passer rating (92.8), and rushing yards (311).
Tannehill also set a franchise record for pass completions in a single season.
Why he might progress:
The whole wide receiver room is revamped. The Dolphins signed Greg Jennings, traded for Kenny Stills, and drafted DeVante Parker. The Dolphins got rid of Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, and Brandon Gibson. In my mind, the new receiver room is an upgrade over the older one.
Wallace and Tannehill never really seemed to be able to connect. This led to an unhappy Wallace and that led to a negative effect between Tannehill and some of the other receivers.
I really believe this new batch of receivers will be able to turn Tannehill into a top 10 quarterback this season. Tannehill is a workhorse and will do anything to get better at this game. It also helps that this will be his second year in the Lazor offense.
Why he might regress:
As I stated above, I believe the new receivers are going to help Tannehill a lot.
But there could be some growing pains. The only familiar face in the receiver room is Jarvis Landry. Tannehill could struggle to find chemistry with these new receivers.
Chances he makes the 53-man roster:
The only way Tannehill does not make the roster is if decides to retire for some odd reason (I'd blame Belichick). Tannehill is going to be the starting quarterback at the start of the 2015 season and for many more years to come.
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