Miami Dolphins Need to Drop Ryan Tannehill Now

Miami Dolphins Need to Drop Ryan Tannehill Now
Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg

The Miami Dolphins' season is over, and so is Ryan Tannehill's time quarterbacking this team. The Dolphins 30-17 loss to the hapless Tennessee Titans Sunday dropped the Dolphins to 1-4 and, for all intents and purposes, left them out of the playoff picture.

No person in his or her right mind can watch this team play football and realistically think the Fins have a shot at turning things around. Not with the Pittsburgh Steelers up next, and definitely not with Tannehill under center. Fans want to blame everyone but the Dolphins quarterback for his failures over the past five years, but it's time for everyone to realize Tannehill himself is the problem — not the solution. 

After years of watching No. 17 try to figure it out on the fly, it's time for the Dolphins to cut bait and find themselves an NFL quarterback who can overcome the team's shortcomings and be a part of the future. The Dolphins need a leader. They need someone other teams fear, no matter who surrounds him on the field. They need a quarterback who is the weapon, not the one who needs to be surrounded by an embarrassment of weapons. 

Ryan Tannehill is not that guy, he has never been that guy, and he will never be that guy. Just look at what he did against the completely average Titans yesterday: 12/18 passing for 191 yards, one pick, and zero touchdowns. He was also sacked six times and came out with a QB rating of 17.5. That is bad.

Still don't believe he's awful? Ask Twitter. Everyone knows Twitter is never wrong, so you can take it to the bank that Ryan Tannehill is terrible at the NFL. 

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