Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill hasn’t been bad in his first two seasons in the NFL, but he hasn’t shown the flashes of greatness that young quarterbacks like Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick have shown. Tannehill says this is the year he plans to do it.
Tannehill has completed 59.4 percent of his passes, with 36 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, for a passer rating of 79.1. He wants to be a lot better than that this year.
“It’s huge. I have to make a big jump, I’m aware of that,” Tannehill told ESPN. “I’m putting in the work, putting in the time to get myself physically ready, mentally ready and learn this new offense that we’re going with this year. So there is still work to be done.”
And, of course, Tannehill wants the Dolphins to have better records than the 7-9 and 8-8 marks they’ve had in his two seasons.
“I look for a big jump in myself, both in production and wins. That’s what we ultimately play for is wins. So, I’m excited to see what this team does,” Tannehill said.
The Dolphins need to get better on defense and special teams, too, so there’s only so much Tannehill can do to ensure that they win more games this year. But he can control his own play. And he says his play is going to get better.