Miami General Manager Jeff Ireland, speaking about QB Ryan Tannehill to the Dolphins’ web site: “I’m trying not to put too many grandiose expectations on the kid. I think the kid is our future. Obviously, I wouldn't have drafted him with the eighth pick [otherwise]. I feel like he's the kind of guy you want in the locker-room, the kind of athlete you want running an offense. But we’ve got two other quarterbacks here that are very established, very good competitors, so it’s not going to be easy for him."
Tannehill has been slow in making decisions at times and has taken a lot of sacks.
But Ireland said, "the speed of the game is challenging for any rookie.”