Ryan Tannehill “thankful” for time in Miami and has “no ill feelings”

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The Dolphins drafted Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall choice in 2012. He spent seven injury-plagued seasons in Miami before the team traded him to the Titans.

He faces his former team for the first time Sunday.

“I am thankful for my time in Miami,” Tannehill said Wednesday, via Jim Wyatt of the team website. “That was a special time of my life. I grew a lot there as a person and as a player. I became a father. I grew as a husband. I grew on the field as well. Thankful for my time there. As far as people, there are not a whole lot of players left that were there (when I was there). There are handful of guys that are still on the team, but there has been a lot of turnover there.

“(I’m) thankful for my time there and have no ill feelings toward Miami.”

The Titans can clinch the AFC South with a win. The Dolphins, who have won seven in a row, can clinch a playoff berth by winning out.

So Tannehill has a chance to put a dent in Miami’s postseason hopes.

“(My time in Miami) was a long time ago, ages ago,” Tannehill said. “We have done some good things here and excited to hopefully build on that as we finish out the season.

“(We’re) focusing on ourselves and what we have in front of us. It is a huge game for us. Obviously, they are coming in hot. They have been playing really good football on both sides of the ball. It is going to be a good challenge for us. We have a big opportunity here this week for us and excited for that opportunity here at home.”

Tannehill needs only 173 passing yards to become the only quarterback other than Warren Moon (1989-91) to record multiple seasons with at least 3,500 passing yards with the franchise. Tannehill has 3,237 passing yards with 15 touchdowns in 2021.

11 responses to “Ryan Tannehill “thankful” for time in Miami and has “no ill feelings”

  1. And we Dolphins fans appreciated you and we are sorry that you had mcarthy, philbin, bad offensive lines, etc.

  2. As a Fin fan, I’m glad Miami moved on and never really liked Tannehill skill set.

    He never had a oline like Tua has played with this year. And that isn’t even debatable.

    Force him to throw and he will struggle.
    I see 2 INTS at least this weekend.

  3. Tannehill seems like a genuinely good guy. I’m glad he got with Mike Vrabel and is winning. The guy is easy to root for.

  4. That 2012 draft was an interesting one for qb’s
    Luck, Griffin, Wilson, Cousins, Foles, Keenum, Tannehill and several other names we’ve mostly forgotten

  5. Turnoverhill never won a meaningful game in Miami, it was always everyone else’s fault.

    Below average QB at best.

  6. It is nice to see someone with some class today, as compared to the they disrespected me and I am going to make them pay mentality you see too often.

  7. Tannehill is a good player. What he lacked in QB skills he made up for it in Class. He had to move on and is playing for a good team. Will always root for him except when hes playing against us.

  8. “MortimerInMiami says:
    December 30, 2021 at 8:18 am
    Turnoverhill never won a meaningful game in Miami, it was always everyone else’s fault.

    Below average QB at best.”
    Tannehill won 42 games in Miami including four against the Patriots. But according to you none of those were meaningful?
    He was above average in Miami and has improved in Tennessee.
    It would have been difficult for any QB to win with the coaching Tannehill had,

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