Report: Dolphins want Ryan Tannehill deal done by season opener
According to the report, the team is focused on getting the Tannehill deal done after signing center Mike Pouncey to a five-year contract extension worth $52.15 million.
The Dolphins still have the option of exercising the fifth-year option on Tannehill’s contract, which will pay him about $16 million for the 2016 season.
Tannehill is set to make $660,000 in base salary, but will also receive over $3 million in bonuses this season.
Tannehill has started every game for Miami since the team selected him with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
Last season, Tannehill, who has a 23-25 record as a starting quarterback, set career highs in passing yards (4,045), completion percentage (66.4) and touchdown passes (27).
Dolphins vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said that he hopes that Tannehill is with the team for a long time.
“When his contract gets done, we can’t say that’s a certainty,” Tannebaum said to the Sun Sentinel last month. “There are a lot of attributes about him [to like], and we hope he’s here for years to come. He knows what we can do on May 1, and at the appropriate time we’ll see what we can do with that."
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