Three of Ryan Tannehill’s four leading receivers are free agents this offseason, which at least raises the possibility that Tannehill will be working with a lot of new faces in his second NFL season.
Wide receiver Brian Hartline, tight end Anthony Fasano and running back Reggie Bush will all hit the open market absent a new agreement or franchise tag from the team and the tag seems unlikely with this crew. It could be in play for left tackle Jake Long, but his inconsistent play over the last two seasons and the reported difference in contract ideas have cast some doubt on whether or not he’ll be back in Miami. Tannehill said he wasn’t experiencing any anxiety about the possible departures from his unit.
“I have faith it’s going to work out,” Tannehill said, via Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. “I have faith in our organization, our leadership up front in the main office that they’re going to make the best decisions for us and bring in guys that we feel like we can with it. I’m excited to see how it shakes out, but it’s not stressful for me.”
Since the Dolphins were looking for a quarterback for a long time, it’s a lot less stressful for everyone in Miami with Tannehill in the fold. Right now, Hartline seems the likeliest to return to Miami. That might not be ideal for stability, but it isn’t like the Dolphins are looking at the breakup of the Greatest Show on Turf. They needed to get better with those guys and they need to get better if they fly the coop.