Ryan Tannehill might be third on the Dolphins quarterback depth chart at the moment, but he got an endorsement from the franchise’s first Hall of Famer at the position.
Bob Griese, who saw Tannehill play in college as a broadcaster for ABC, said he sees great things for the Dolphins rookie.
“I know the future is taken care of because I’ve seen Ryan Tannehill, and I think he’s the real deal,” Griese told Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I like Ryan Tannehill because of his athletic ability and his skill and his future. It’s just a matter of when for Ryan. He’s going to make it. I’ve watched him.”
Griese recalled seeing Tannehill at Texas A&M when he was a red-shirt freshman wide receiver.
“I said, ‘You don’t want to bust yourself up playing wide receiver,’” Griese recalled. “He went to the quarterback meetings. I said, ‘There you go, you’re not a wide receiver, you’re a quarterback.’”
While Tannehill’s promotion seems inevitable, Griese also expressed confidence in veteran place-holders David Garrard and Matt Moore, saying: “I don’t think his team has a quarterback problem at all.”
OK, Bob. If you say so.