AFC East Update
The Dolphins agree to give quarterback Ryan Tannehill a new 6-year $96 million deal which includes $21.5 million guaranteed. The contract has a pay-as-you-go structure not unlike the contracts of Colin Kapernick and Andy Dalton. Tannehill becomes the first of the “big 4” QBs of his draft class to be extended pass his rookie deal, as Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, and Robert Griffin are still playing out their original rookie contracts. Tannehill is set to make approximately $16 million per season. It bit lower than what was expected for the going rate of a “franchise” quarterback. Tannehill has shown improvement in his game statistically the over the past three seasons finishing with 4,045 yards passing 27 TDs to only 12 interceptions last season under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. The Dolphins also surrounded their QB this off-season with a plethora of new weapons. Trading for Kenny Stills, signing Jordan Cameron and Greg Jennings, and drafting Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker. Add second year stand out Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Jordan Cameron to the mix and this is by far the most talented group of weapons Tannehill has had around him in his young career.