No. 4: Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins should have given up on quarterback Ryan Tannehill a while ago. And if he’s not on the NFL hot seat right now, then Dolphins head coach Adam Gase shouldn’t have a job next season.
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There are two reasons for Tannehill being pushed out of the Dolphins’ long-term plans. First, the obvious. Injuries have been a regular theme for the former No. 8 overall NFL Draft pick. He missed all of 2017, of course, and now he’s out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Going back to the start of 2016, Tannehill has played in just 18 of 40 games.
It’s hard to hold onto a starting job if you’re not on the field.
When he’s been on the field, the numbers haven’t been terrible. He’s still completing over 65 percent of his passes the last two seasons played, and his 92.9 passer rating over five games this year isn’t bad either.
But Tannehill hasn’t been much more than a good quarterback often beset by injury. The four-year extension signed back in 2016 will make it difficult for Miami to simply part ways with him, either by release or through a trade.
Like the Giants and Broncos, however, the Dolphins are another one of those teams likely on the hunt for a new guy under center for 2019.