Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill Agree To Extension

3:43pm: The quarterback gets $21.5MM guaranteed at signing, Mike Florio of PFT tweets.

3:17pm: It’s a six-year, $96MM extension that includes $45MM guaranteed, a league source tells Adam Schefter of (on Twitter).

3:04pm: The Dolphins and quarterback Ryan Tannehill have reached agreement on a contract extension, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald (on Twitter). The deal will take Tannehill through the 2020 season (link). The Dolphins have confirmed the news via Twitter. The new pact will cover the last year of Tannehill’s rookie deal, his option season, plus four additional free agent years.

Signing Ryan to this deal is important to our franchise,” added Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey in the team’s press release. “He is a proven quarterback in this league that combines a talented skillset with work ethic, passion, toughness, and a team first mentality. We are committed and believe in Ryan as our quarterback for the long-term and we are excited to be able to sign him to this extension.”

Tannehill is the first quarterback from the 2012 draft class to sign to a new deal. His deal could affect the market for Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson in different ways.

Tannehill, 27 in July, threw for a career high 4,045 yards in 2014, completing 392 out of 590 passes on the year. He threw for 27 touchdowns, a career high, with a career best 12 interceptions on the year. The eighth overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft, Tannehill started all 48 games in his three-year career and has completed 1,029-of-1,662 passes for 11,252 yards, 63 touchdowns and 42 interceptions, for an 84.0 passer rating. Additionally, he has totaled 145 rushing attempts for 760 yards and four rushing touchdowns.

We first heard rumblings of a possible extension between the two sides back in February, but conflicting reports indicated that the two sides hadn’t yet starting talking in earnest.

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  1. skinney81

    This was way bigger than the Suh signing. No disrespect to anyone, but franchise is and always be the QB. Defense wins championships, but quarterbacks get coaches famous or fired.

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