Unsurprisingly, Dolphins first-round pick Ryan Tannehill’s “holdout” didn’t wind up lasting very long.
A league source told Florio on Saturday evening that the Dolphins and Tannehill have agreed to terms on a contract. The four-year deal will include a club option for a fifth, as is the case with all first-round contracts. Per Florio’s source, the Dolphins made some concessions, but ultimately Tannehill was unwilling to miss a significant amount of practice time. The Tannehill camp did not get offset language fully removed from the deal.
Tannehill has been staying in shape at IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton, Florida. It’s a three-hour drive to the Dolphins’ facility, so he should be there shortly.
Matt Moore and David Garrard are expected to duel for the Week One starting quarterback job. Tannehill will likely open the season holding a clipboard, but he could be starting by midyear if the Dolphins’ season goes as poorly as we envision.