On the eve of Miami Dolphins training camp, a poll of NFL executives on ESPN lists Ryan Tannehill as the 27th ranked quarterback (Insider account required). In fact, rather than a Tier 2 quarterback-ESPN’s poll lists Tannehill among the bottom half of NFL starting QBs posted below Tyrod Taylor (Browns), Blake Bortles (Jaguars) and overall, the poll revealed a 3.3 rating meaning he’s at the bottom of the league as a quarterback.
In May, USA Today ranked Tannehill as a 34th ranked QB! That’s not a ranking for a franchise QB!!!
What the heck is going on?
Did people suddenly forget that if not for a sudden ACL injury during the 2016 season, Tannehill would be leading the Dolphins to quite possibly a historic playoff run? Instead, Tannehill, who worked so hard to become a better QB, had to watch Matt Moore lead the team to the playoffs going 2-1 (S-1). Moore got the save versus Arizona.
What’s more, Ryan Tannehill according to Pro Football Focus in 2016: 80.8 overall grade and 16th overall. In fact, he had the “second -highest percentage of big-time throws” in 2016 (per Pro Football Focus).
For a first round pick (selected 8th in 2012), the ranking based on a collection of GMs and NFL personnel men’s opinions demonstrates the lack of success and popularity that Tannehill has had missing his entire 2017 season after surgery to repair his ACL.
Surely, around the NFL, there some writers who believe the Dolphins are no better than a 4 to 6 win team.