Dolphins fans have been waiting for a franchise quarterback since the day Dan Marino retired.
But just because the team’s ordained first-round pick Ryan Tannehill the starter, doesn’t mean that the fan base is head-over-heels yet.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that ticket sales are “steady” but have seen “no appreciable surge,” since Tannehill was named starter.
Perhaps, after years of A.J. Feeleys, Joey Harringtons and Cleo Lemons, Dolphins fans are a jaded bunch, and have no faith in their front office finding a savior for them.
So as much as Tannehill improving on the field tonight against the Falcons is important to his development, it could also help them at the box office.
“A 70-yard bomb on the first series would be nice,” one team source told Salguero.
No pressure, kid.