Dolphins sign QB Ryan Tannehill to extension through 2020 season

The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a contract extension that runs through the 2020 season, the team announced on Monday.
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The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a contract extension that runs through the 2020 season, the team announced on Monday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the extension is worth $96 million over six years and includes $45 million in guaranteed money.

ProFootballTalk reported that Tannehill's signing bonus is $21.5 million.

Tannehill just completed his third season with the Dolphins since being selected in the first round of the 2012 draft out of Texas A&M.

Last season he completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 4,045 yards with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

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“He is a proven quarterback in this league that combines a talented skillset with work ethic, passion, toughness, and a team first mentality,” Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said, according to the Palm Beach Post. “We are committed and believe in Ryan as our quarterback for the long-term and we are excited to be able to sign him to this extension.”

Tannehill is the first quarterback of the 2012 draft class to sign a long-term extension.

That class includesAndrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins.

Last season the Dolphins went 8-8 and finished in third place in the AFC East.

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