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Dolphins have decision to make on Tannehill by March

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 09:  Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins takes the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans on October 9, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

Dolphins coach Adam Gase made it clear after Sunday’s latest loss by the team: Ryan Tannehill will remain the quarterback.

“He’s not coming out,” Gase told reporters. “You can ask me a hundred times. He’s going to be in there the rest of this season.”

After the season, however, the Dolphins will have a decision to make.

On the fifth day of the league year in March, another $14.475 million becomes fully guaranteed for Tannehill. The Dolphins can avoid that obligation, along with the rest of Tannehill’s $17.975 million salary, by cutting him or trading him before then.

When Gase was hired, the move came with the understanding that he would have the ability after 2016 to bring in his own quarterback, if he decides to move on from Tannehill. Although Gase isn’t ready to do so after the first five games, it’s possible Gase will choose to do so after the next 11.

On Sunday, Tannehill had two interceptions and absorbed six more sacks, giving him 17 for the year.

Come next year, the question of whether the Dolphins will keep Tannehill will depend in large part on who else they can get. At this point, however, plenty of their fans would settle for anyone not named Ryan Tannehill.

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59 Responses to “Dolphins have decision to make on Tannehill by March”
  1. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 7:19 PM

    Gosh, what a tough a decision.

  2. minnesotablizzard says: Oct 9, 2016 7:21 PM

    Vikings and Minnesota falls in love with Bradford as he takes the Vikings on this magical ride. Dolphins call Vikings this spring inquiring about bringing the hometown kid Teddy Bridgewater home. Vikings receive a kings ransom for Teddy.

  3. minnesotablizzard says: Oct 9, 2016 7:22 PM

    If I could edit my comment I would also say it will be the Dante Culpepper trade 2.0

    Literally a black QB with an exploded knee for another 2nd round pick

    Vikings get 2nd
    Dolphins get Teddy Bridgewater

  4. danceformemarionetteboy says: Oct 9, 2016 7:24 PM

    I suggest trading him for Krapernick.

    LOL

  5. buckeye044 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:24 PM

    To be fair, the team around him is not good. Many times today Titans were in the backfield before he got setup

  6. maust1013 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:25 PM

    That decision appears to be making itself.
    “With the 2nd pick in the NFL draft the miami dead fish select…”

    And it will be no higher than the 2nd pick because even Cleveland isn’t stupid enough to screw up getting the 1st but miami certainly is

  7. mrz28 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:26 PM

    Bench tannehill now. Let Matt Moore play

  8. ctiggs says: Oct 9, 2016 7:27 PM

    lol guess they didnt hear the stadium chants as clearly as i did.

  9. mrz28 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:27 PM

    Dolphins are the worst team in the NFL. FANS DESERVES MORE!

  10. finfansince68 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:29 PM

    If God is really listening to me –
    Tannehill WON’T be Dolphin next season,

  11. huggybear2014 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:29 PM

    Second half stat stuffer.

  12. Teddy2Tready says: Oct 9, 2016 7:31 PM

    Feel bad for this guy. Some QBs are truly elite and will thrive in any system (Manning, Rodgers, Palmer). Others have elite talent but need to be groomed in the right system and coaching.

    I am watching Sam Bradford flourish in purple, and thinking he finally found the right system. Same thing when Rich Gannon journeyed around and finally hit gold with Gruden in Oakland.

    I truly believe Tannehill could succeed in this league, but the guy has been through the ringer with coaching. Hope he is able to flourish somewhere, if not Miami.

  13. absolutevisuals says: Oct 9, 2016 7:35 PM

    Headline should say: Dolphins have an offensive line decision to make by March.

    Not including today’s game as the stats haven’t updated yet. This year, that offensive line has allowed 17 and 39 qb hits. Only teams worse are the Bucs & Colts and everybody knows how tragic that Colts line is. Bucs, 40 hits on 10 sacs. Colts, 20 sacks on 40 hits. Nobody is surviving behind that line. The Browns have the fifth worse offensive line and they can’t keep a QB healthy because of it so at least give Tannehill the fact that he’s managed to not get injured.

    You’re not winning with that kind of production. QB stats don’t matter. It starts from the line. Football starts from the line. Your team starts from the line, offensive & defensive. After the stats update today, Dolphins are probably going to take the #1 spot for being the worst offensive line in football. Even with what happened today to the Texans & Browns.

  14. dolphins4 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:37 PM

    I hope the Dolphins get one of the top quarterbacks coming out in the draft like Clemson’s Deshawn Watson.

  15. phishead1313 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:37 PM

    The hurricane left a lot of dead stinking fish. But thats nothing compared to the smell of the Phins . Feels like ’07. 1-15 here we come.

  16. slickspielman says: Oct 9, 2016 7:41 PM

    With the 1st pick in the 2017 NFL Draft the Dolphins trade the pick to the NY Jets for Ryan Fitzpatrick and Nick Mangold’s sister to play Left Tackle.

  17. finfansince68 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:44 PM

    Deshaun Watson @ Clemson would be a nice pick…
    he looks like he’s got the skill set & and if Gase is as good as advertised -who knows? I’m sure Gase knew Tannehill might be a lost before he took the job –
    Because otherwise why would they be mentioning
    the March deadline clause in Tannehills contract all the sudden now if all was happy Dolphin land.
    Another very big problem is Mike Tannenbaum –
    he also needs to go!

  18. controlaltdeletedeletedelete says: Oct 9, 2016 7:49 PM

    If you look around the table and don’t see the guy getting fired, it’s you.

  19. nhpats says: Oct 9, 2016 7:52 PM

    minnesotablizzard says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:21 PM
    Vikings and Minnesota falls in love with Bradford as he takes the Vikings on this magical ride. Dolphins call Vikings this spring inquiring about bringing the hometown kid Teddy Bridgewater home. Vikings receive a kings ransom for Teddy.

    ———-
    Why would any team covet Teddy Bridgewater…..a guy who averages 14 TDs per season? Only homer Vikings’ fans thought he was any good….

  20. jhorton83 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:54 PM

    They’ll keep shoving Tannehill down the throats of the fanbase because their owner is delusional and has an epic mancrush on Tannehill.

  21. mrz28 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:55 PM

    Gase is another philbin. We kept him to long.now it looks like its starting all over. Dolphins need a real head coach one that has been before. Was hoping harbaugh was tired of the college scene and is willing to come back.

    Seems like the team does what it wants. Suh was a bust and tannehill will follow. Miami gets rid of good players that excel in other organizations. We keep the not so good. Arian foster….cmon man.

    Might as well see if ray rice will pla

  22. absolutevisuals says: Oct 9, 2016 7:58 PM

    DeShaun Watson would also die behind that offensive line.

  23. magnumpimustache says: Oct 9, 2016 8:00 PM

    mrz28 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:27 PM
    Dolphins are the worst team in the NFL. FANS DESERVES MORE!

    ————

    No they don’t. At least the PFT Miami fans don’t.

    Enjoy your season. I sure am.

  24. xpensivewinos says: Oct 9, 2016 8:06 PM

    The organization is garbage from top to bottom. It’s not just Tannehill……..

  25. finfansince68 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:06 PM

    lets slow down on any thoughts of a Bridgewater deal, did you forget how that nightmare with Duante Culpepper ended – another Viking QB coming off a knee injury…and as far as Bradford goes, I hope he does well but he’s fragile – one good shot and he’s done , just look at his history.

  26. mrz28 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:11 PM

    Miami has to many problems to fix .pretty much every area needs attention. Our first round draft pick was a joke .we give away good picks for washed up players.it will take Miami years to fix it. Now people know why fisher didn’t want to come here .also manning new he get creamed behind the below average offense . That’s just two so I’m sure their are many more.

    Their are many questions that have to be answered and right now they are not doing to good . 1 and 15

  27. sod61 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:14 PM

    I have been a fan since 1970. I am not sure I can continue rooting for this team if the front office and coaching staff don’t see tannehill is not the answer. He was better in his rookie season than he is now. We are honestly a laughing stock now. I am watching guys like chris Hogan, rishard Matthews, Richie incognito, jonathan freeny, rob ninkovich, mike gillislee, Charles clay, lamar miller, jamar taylor, Olivier Vernon, all ex-dolphins, making impacts the last few weeks and thinking the ineptitude of this organization is at every level top to bottom. I see no hope for this team with the talent evaluators, coaches, and players for the next several years. Maybe gase is gonna stick with tannehill all year to prove to this front office that he is terrible and we have to go in another direction. That is the only hope that we have as I cannot see us winning 4 games with this team. If gase really does believe in tannehill then he needs to go as well.

  28. chippys lost binky says: Oct 9, 2016 8:20 PM

    mrz28 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:27 PM
    Dolphins are the worst team in the NFL. FANS DESERVES MORE!
    +++++++++++++++

    Most of them do but some of them definitely do not. Seriously, chippybeachgamecrashtravellingrandy what does this even mean?

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 8, 2016 6:23 PM
    I’m sure the only balls that were deflated for the Colts were the ones that were intercepted. Also if the Colts balls were deflated did they go through the proper channels to punish the Colts. You don’t know so ASSUME all you want.

  29. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:21 PM

    The revolving door Oline they’ve put in front of him most years is a big problem. Doesn’t matter who the QB is if you can’t protect him well.

  30. chrisallen3285 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:22 PM

    Ryan Tannehill is not the answer at QB. He is average at best. Average isn’t good enough. It’s time to move on. The Tannehill Era in Miami needs to come to an end. If you keep him the boos and the chants of “We Want Moore” at Hard Rock Stadium will get louder and the seats will be empty.

  31. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:28 PM

    Lets write the word “no” on a card and put in in an envelope and bury it in a time capsule til march then.

  32. pillowflip says: Oct 9, 2016 8:30 PM

    Offensive line is weak. Scheme is weak. It doesn’t matter who is at QB. These problems need to be fixed first.

  33. phinfan says: Oct 9, 2016 8:37 PM

    Fire ownership

  34. shuzaam says: Oct 9, 2016 8:38 PM

    This team needs an OFFENSIVE LINE first. Branden Albert and Mike Pouncey are always hurt. Juwuan James is playing terrible. Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner S-U-C-K ! NOBODY CAN BLOCK ANYBODY!

    This team needs to be able to RUN THE BALL. We can’t do anything behind this dumb line.

    Next year, we need to move Tunsil to LT. And draft and sign ALL of the remaining spots. Get some REAL linemen because we are SOFT up front ! It’s a disgrace!!

  35. r502 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:42 PM

    They are paying Suh QB money. Not sure he would be much worse back there than Tannehill is now.
    The Suh deal will hurt the organization for its entirety. They are worse now than they are when they made that ridiculous deal.

  36. xpensivewinos says: Oct 9, 2016 8:46 PM

    There are many things that Stephen Ross is obviously good at.

    Owning and understanding how to hire people to run a football team is not one of them.

  37. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 8:51 PM

    mrz28 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:55 PM

    Was hoping harbaugh was tired of the college scene and is willing to come back.
    ————————————————————-
    Yeah, I’m sure Harbaugh hates being revered at his alma mater, undefeated and making a ton of money and will want to leave that to join a perennial loser franchise with no QB.

  38. shuzaam says: Oct 9, 2016 8:51 PM

    DEFENSE SUCKS TOO !!

  39. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 8:52 PM

    r502 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:42 PM

    They are paying Suh QB money. Not sure he would be much worse back there than Tannehill is now.
    The Suh deal will hurt the organization for its entirety. They are worse now than they are when they made that ridiculous deal.
    ————————————————————–
    Yes.

    The only time Suh’s name is ever called during a game is when he steps on someone.

  40. MakePhinsGreatAgain says: Oct 9, 2016 9:04 PM

    Put in Henne!

  41. mortyglickstein says: Oct 9, 2016 9:10 PM

    It starts with Ross and ends with TannenBAUM, not hill

  42. mytor1962 says: Oct 9, 2016 9:11 PM

    This is about the dumbest article I’ve read regarding Tannehill and the dolphins. What Qb could possibly stand in there and get smoked nonstop with the worst offensive line in the NFL again. Poor kid has been sacked and knocked down more than any Qb in the league since entered. He’s been through what 4 or 5 coordinators to boot. Billy Turner should be cut today after that performance, as he was God awful.

  43. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Oct 9, 2016 9:54 PM

    Stick with Tanny for 2017, and Drew Brees will be available in 2o18..oh wait.

  44. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 10:05 PM

    I think all of this is the result of the deal Don Shula made with the devil in the 70s. He camps out on the competition commitee for years, gets the benefit of every call, rides the easiest schedule in league history to an undefeated season (seriously – go back and look at the record of the teams they played in 1972), becomes rich and famous, opens a for-crap steakhouse and then leaves this wreckage behind in NFL perpetuity.

  45. freddytheflute says: Oct 9, 2016 10:06 PM

    It’s everything from owner Steve Ross to another clueless head coach in Adam Gase. From Tannebaum to Tanne Fail. The stinky fish haven’t had a owner, coach or QB since Dan Marino left. And that’s a fact.

  46. tonebones says: Oct 9, 2016 10:07 PM

    The real decision is whether or not to keep the guy that picks players like Tannehill. The owner doesn’t get it.

  47. finjim1020 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:09 PM

    Only an idiot blames Tannehill. The line couldn’t block angry girl scouts. Fix the line!

  48. finz4eva says: Oct 9, 2016 10:42 PM

    The OL is atrocious but hes the most sacked QB because he holds the ball too long. He holds the ball too long because he cant read a defense, that simple!

  49. finfansince68 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:43 PM

    Well this IDIOT thinks Tannehill can’t read a Defense! –
    and THAT has nothing to do with a bad OL!!

  50. briang123 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:47 PM

    I hope they re-sign Tannehill to a 7-year extensions. Signed Patriots, Jets, and Bills fans

  51. 4th Down says: Oct 9, 2016 11:17 PM

    Can the GM Tannenbaum who put this sorry team together … especially the offensive line.

  52. raiderapologist says: Oct 9, 2016 11:26 PM

    He wil be a solid #2 for some Midwestern team next season.

  53. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 9, 2016 11:34 PM

    You know that March is a long ways away, right? As if it’s a near crisis date.
    You act like my wife…

  54. tajuara says: Oct 9, 2016 11:35 PM

    Feel bad for this guy. Some QBs are truly elite and will thrive in any system (Manning, Rodgers, Palmer). Others have elite talent but need to be groomed in the right system and coaching.

    ——————————–

    Palmer and Rodgers? Hasn’t Rodgers play in GB like his entire NFL career under the same HC? Also, as far as I’m concerned Palmer hasn’t succeeded at all in any system.

  55. slickspielman says: Oct 9, 2016 11:40 PM

    Silly Dolphin fans crying and blaming the O-Line, notice when sorry teams lose it’s always because of the O-Line. Lol

  56. dpaolett says: Oct 10, 2016 5:51 AM

    Sux for Watson!

  57. dolfan72 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:55 AM

    They need to TANK the season, FLIP the roster, SELL the team (note to Stephen LOSS), and start from scratch! ANY and ALL trades must come with a draft pick attached!

  58. VenerableAxiom says: Oct 10, 2016 12:31 PM

    phishead1313 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:37 PM
    The hurricane left a lot of dead stinking fish. But thats nothing compared to the smell of the Phins . Feels like ’07. 1-15 here we come.
    ===========
    Well if they do, they’ll be in position to get a top QB in fthe draft. Really, no expected they were playoff caliber this year.

  59. bizzmoneyb says: Oct 11, 2016 5:23 PM

    i just want to see what he can do with a competent offensive line and an actual pocket. he may not be great.. but we are not seeing the best he can be with this horrendous offensive line doing nothing to protect him.

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