Five yeas ago, the Miami Dolphins selected Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Tannehill only made 19 starts at quarterback in college, having spent time playing wide receiver while he was buried on the depth chart at quarterback - he was considered the team’s backup quarterback during his receiver days and he attended all quarterback meetings. Once he did move back to his natural quarternack position, he quickly moved up draft boards for the 2012 Draft as he developed from a raw gun-slinger type into a more refined passer.
That said, he still came into the NFL needing time to develop. Of course, as we know, he did that developing on the field as the day one starter for the Dolphins.
Which brings us to today’s article. How did we react to the Miami Dolphins selecting Tannehill back on April 26, 2012?
Let’s take a look this morning:
Clearly Aleta was not happy with the pick, but he was off on how long Tannehill would have to sit before he was installed as the team’s starting quarterback - as in, Tannehill never sat. After an injury to David Garrard just prior to the team’s first preseason game that year, Tannehill took over the top spot on the depth chart, with Matt Moore remaining his backup quarterback throughout the last five years.
Other interesting comments inlcluded thulsa’s comment, “Maybe Tannehill can get Sherman fired twice,” which, while it was not all Tannehill, did eventually happen.
And to answer grimjack’s comment about who will be the new head coach in 2016, Adam Gase.
Here was our immediate poll for the Tannehill pick. We actually ran the same poll three days later, and the A grade had jumped to 43 percent, with B still at 41 percent, the C fell to 11, the D down to 4 percent, and the F grade down to two percent.