Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman recently raved about quarterback Ryan Tannehill, whom Sherman coached at Texas A&M. The feeling is mutual.
Tannehill said at the Scouting Combine on Friday that he’d love to play for Sherman again in Miami.
“Miami would be exciting because of the familiarity with coach Sherman and some of the staff hired down there,” Tannehill said, via the Miami Herald. “It would be nice. Coach Sherman runs a West Coast offense as well as moving the pocket, and that’s a couple things I do well: throw on the run, bootlegs, whatever it may be to get outside the pocket and make throws downfield. I like what he did.”
The Dolphins will definitely be players in the quarterback market this offseason, although soon-to-be free agents Matt Flynn and Peyton Manning are the names most often mentioned. Taking a quarterback with their first-round draft pick, No. 8 overall, would be a bigger risk.
Still, after Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, Tannehill appears to be the next-best quarterback in this draft, and if the Dolphins take Tannehill eighth overall this year, it wouldn’t be any more surprising than when the Titans took Jake Locker eighth overall last year. Tannehill to the Dolphins is a move that could make a lot of sense.