Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Dolphins' Tannehill out for season

Dolphins' Tannehill out for season

Ryan Tannehill has chose to undergo surgery to fix the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to multiple reports Friday. Cutler's apparent retirement was short lived when he chose to sign a one-year deal with Miami to become the starter in place of the injured Tannehill.

Ryan Tannehill is expected to return to Miami in 2018 as the team's likely starter.

Gase said it was a tough conversation to have for Tannehill. Tannehill will be owed around $60 million if the Dolphins decide to keep him for the next three seasons. It's unfortunate for him.

After conversations with Dolphins team staff members and doctors, Tannehill made a decision to have reconstructed knee surgery. He originally hurt his knee in a December game, missing the Dolphins' final three regular season contests and a playoff loss to the Steelers, then opted to treat his partially torn ligament with stem-cell therapy and a course of rehabilitation.

Miami is now banking heavily on Jay Cutler, who was lured out of retirement with a one-year, $10-million contract.

Tannehill will still be around the team this season, Gase said.

Our models project Cutler for 3371.0 passing yards on 301.0 attempts, with 21.31 touchdowns and 13.7 interceptions.

Per Pro Football Focus' Ryan Smith, Tannehill finished third out of 37 qualified quarterbacks in overall grade when he released the ball in 2.5 seconds or less.

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