Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said he has not been assured that he will be the team’s QB in 2019.
“Haven’t discussed it,” Tannehill said. “And it doesn’t matter at this point. It’s a matter of going out for this team, winning games and making the playoffs.”
Tannehill is slated to have a cap hit of $26.6M in 2019, according to OverTheCap. Cutting Tannehill would free up $13M in available cap space while also creating $13M in dead money. Miami reportedly considered UCLA QB Josh Rosen in the 2018 draft had Arizona not jumped in front to get him.
Tannehill missed the end of the 2016 season with a torn ACL, then missed all of 2017 with another ACL tear. He returned to start this season, then went down with a shoulder injury and missed five consecutive games. He returned this past Sunday in a late loss to the Colts, in a game which HC Adam Gase seemed to not have much trust in Tannehill.
The Dolphins currently have a 5-6 record and are on the outside looking in at a possible wildcard spot. Safe to say, these final five games will be critical for Tannehill’s future in Miami.
Tannehill was the 8th overall pick in the 2012 draft. He signed a 6-year, $96M extension in May of 2015.
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