Sep 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) gestures to the sidelines during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Is Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill on Same Level as Andrew Luck, RGIII and Russell Wilson?


It’s time to admit Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is on the same level as the Washington Redskins’ Robert Griffin III, Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck and Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.

Or is it?

NFL fans worldwide are well aware of how great Luck, RGIII and Wilson were as rookies. In fact, NFL fans were spoiled with just how great that draft class has truly turned out to be.

It’s about to get even better.

Tannehill was considered a project and struggled at times as a rookie, but all of the intangibles of a franchise quarterback were there. Forget a sophomore slump for Tannehill—he’s doing nothing but improving.

Through two games, Tannehill has thrown for 591 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while completing a ridiculous 65 percent of his passes. He’s thrown for more yards and has a higher completion percentage than RGIII, Luck and Wilson. Fans could also make the argument that Tannehill has less to work with on offense.

Add in the fact Tannehill took on Luck head-to-head and emerged victorious, and it may be time to admit Tannehill is a franchise quarterback—and one with a very bright future.

It’s easy to get lost in the hype surrounding Luck, RGIII and Wilson, but understand that the oft-ignore Tannehill is right with them every step of the way.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Toke Gerding Jensen

    Good point about Tannehill, and he is only improving. He is, in my book at least, not as good as Russell Wilson, but the case can be made that he is as good as RGIII and perhaps Luck. Tannehill had a good rookie-season but was hidden behind the other rookie QBs. Now it is out in the open that he is a good QB, but many people still fail to see it. He is up there, no doubt.

    • Jacob

      Lets not forget that he beat Russel Wilson last year too. He has beaten all of the quarterbacks that he has faced (Luck, Wilson, and Weeden). He lost to Luck by 3 points last year but if you combine the scores of the two games, Tannehil put up more points. Watching the games, it is clear that the coaches still have him on a leash. Once he has the experience that makes the coaches feel comfortable setting him free, I think he will clearly be an elite quarterback.

  • Randy Curry

    I had no doubt from the moment they drafted Tannehill that he is going to be good.
    . . . .
    Tanny will be a top 10 QB over the next 2 years.
    As Peyton, Brady & Brees age or retire, Tannehill will become a top 5 QB.

    . . . .

    As far as the 2012 QB draft class….
    The QB that ends up with the most Super Bowl rings will be the real winner.