Former Big Spring Steer Ryan Tannehill will have season-ending ACL surgery

Danny Woods
August 12, 2017

Tannehill originally suffered a partially torn ACL during last season's Week 14 game against the Cardinals, and he was wearing a brace on his knee during training camp - right up till eight days ago when he landed awkwardly during a non-contact drill that left him limping. He will be placed on injured reserve and miss the season. But Gase and Dolphins are confident in Tannehill's abilities and are hopeful he will be ready to resume his place as the Dolphins' starter next year.

The Miami Dolphins were expected to make some noise in the AFC and make a run in the playoffs behind QB Ryan Tannehill and HC Adam Gase.

Tannehill won the No. 1 job for Miami's opener in his rookie season of 2012 and made 77 consecutive starts before his injury last season. He fell to the ground before walking gingerly to the locker room. Tannehill opted against having the knee surgically repaired a year ago. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider reported that the 34-year-old Cutler will pocket an additional $3 million in incentives from the deal. Cutler and Gase had a good rapport in Chicago, when Cutler arguably had his best season as a quarterback.

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Gase and Tannehill seemed to develop a connection in 2016, but injuries are back-breaking in the National Football League and this could be a game-changer for the Dolphins.

Our models project Cutler for 3371.0 passing yards on 301.0 attempts, with 21.31 touchdowns and 13.7 interceptions. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett will play for the Ravens in the preseason as he tries to put his previous forgettable performances behind him.

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