American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League, Ryan Tannehill III (born July 27, 1988) (NFL). His football career began at Texas A&M, where he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the eighth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Tannehill was the Dolphins' starting quarterback for seven seasons before he was traded to the Titans this year. It began as an injury-plagued year for the squad, but Tannehill emerged as a starter by mid-season and led the team to the AFC Championship.
He was also chosen for the Pro Bowl and the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Tannehill went on to lead the Titans to win back-to-back division titles in his last two seasons with the team.
Originally from Big Spring, Texas, Tannehill moved to Lubbock as a child to be with his parents. In high school, he played football, basketball, and track & field at Big Spring High School in Big Spring, Texas. In his sophomore year, he appeared in ten games as a defensive back. If you've ever wondered what it's like to play quarterback in high school, here is your guy. As a senior, he threw for 1,258 yards and ran for another 617, leading his team to the playoffs.
Due to a dislocated shoulder in the second game of his senior year, he was forced to sit out two games. On the field, Tannehill also hauled in three catches, totaling 62 yards, and punted the ball 39.2 times with a long of 84 yards. He was a two-time member of the District 4-4A second team his junior and senior years. According to Rivals.com, Tannehill was a three-star prospect coming out of high school.
Tannehill completed hurdling and jumping events in the track and field competition. When it came time for the District 4-4A finals, he finished third in the 300-meter hurdles in 41.24 seconds and second in the triple jump with a leap of 13.19 meters
Mike Sherman took over as head coach before the start of Tannehill's second season. Tannehill challenged Stephen McGee and Jerrod Johnson for the starting quarterback position throughout summer camp. Second-place finishers Johnson and McGee were a step behind him in third place. In Sherman's scheme, Tannehill was shifted to wide receiver and Sherman used real receivers.
He set a freshman school record with 210 yards receiving on 12 catches in his fifth game.
A freshman school record was broken in his final regular-season game when he pulled in 6 catches for 78 yards against Iowa State.
With 844 receiving yards, Tannehill came within 11 yards of beating Robert Ferguson's record established in 2000, which he achieved as a redshirt freshman. Throughout the season, he only attempted one pass as a quarterback.
Tannehill has stated that he wanted to be A&M's starter: “In my mind, I'm still a quarterback at Texas A&M, and I'd like to play quarterback there in the future. Maybe it will be that way in the end. Nevertheless, if Coach believes I'm better off as a receiver, then I'm fine with that, too.”
Lauren Ufer was Ryan's first love when they were both still in college. In 2012, Ryan Tannehill married Lauren Tannehill.
Ryan agreed to a four-year, $12.684 million contract with the Miami Heat in July of 2012. In March 2020, he agreed to a four-year, $118 million contract with the Tennessee Titans, which became effective immediately.
The contract, at $29.5 per year, contains a guaranteed $62 million as well as a total guarantee of $91 million. Ryan Tannehill made $35 million in salary and endorsements between June 2017 and June 2018.
Tannehill was picked eighth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins He was the Dolphins' first first-round quarterback selection since Dan Marino was taken 27th overall in 1983. Only Bob Griese and Dan Marino had been picked in the first round of a Dolphins draught before him.
He signed a four-year, $12.688 million rookie deal with the Dolphins on July 28, 2012, with a fifth-year option.
This season's season-opening game will be Tannehill's first start as quarterback.
It was a 30–10 loss for him with 219 yards, three interceptions, and no touchdowns in it. He had three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns by J. J. Watt. Joe Philbin, Dolphins head coach, praised Tannehill's performance “We also need to improve our pass protection, and the receivers may be required to shield the quarterback's throw from being intercepted. As a result, I believe there is some collective blame to be assigned.”
A 35–13 victory against the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 marked a huge improvement for Tannehill. To go along with his running touchdown, he threw for 200 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions.
Tannehill's tipped ball problem looked to be solved in week 2 when he had no interceptions. Tannehill had completed only 53% of his throws and thrown four interceptions to go along with his lone score in Week 3.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Did Ryan Tannehill Say About Malik Willis?
Another player on the team expressed concern that Tannehill wasn't willing to mentor Willis, even though he felt it would be “wonderful” if Willis learned from Tannehill during their time together on the field.
How Far Can Tannehill Throw the Ball?
In the air, Tannehill tossed the ball for roughly 50 yards (measured in a straight line).