Denver Broncos: Three quarterbacks Elway absolutely must avoid
As Predominantly Orange Site Expert Sayre Bedinger notes, there is a strong sentiment in the NFL community that Tannehill will be released by the Dolphins this offseason.
Considering the fact that, on the surface, Tannehill hasn’t performed poorly in his career and he has the size and athleticism that Elway typically covets, he very well could be an option for the Broncos this offseason.
I’m here to tell you, this is not a good idea.
Tannehill has been supremely average and consistently injured throughout his career since being selected by the Miami Dolphins in the first round out of Texas A&M. In the last three seasons, the 30-year-old quarterback has missed 24 of 48 games including the entire 2017 season, and in his entire career, he has posted a quarterback rating above 50 just once (and that was just 59.3 back in 2014). What’s most concerning to me, however, is that this guy just isn’t a winner.
The most games a Tannehill-led team has won since he left high school is nine, and those nine wins were during his junior season at Texas A&M when he split time with Jerrod Johnson the entire season. With the Dolphins, he has led them to eight wins three times but has never crossed that threshold between incredibly average and an above average football team.
Signing Tannehill would just be delaying the inevitable and essentially compounding the problem that Elway started when he signed Keenum last season.