Lost in all the hysteria of the promise of the Dolphins new regime is the track record of quarterback Ryan Tannehill winning in the division. Not until last season, did Tannehill show his mettle as a prolific passer with a big win late in the season, in December versus the Patriots. Surely, one can look at his win versus the Jets and Patriots as big wins, but looking deeper in the numbers the stats are quite alarming if Tannehill is charged with earning the Dolphins their first playoff birth since 2009.
In his first season, Ryan Tannehill as a quarterback went 6-9. He missed all, but one series versus the Jets early in the season in 2012 due to a leg injury on the team’s first offensive series. After that, backup quarterback Matt Moore took over the game and did what Moore usually does in the backup role, which is win games. However, overall Tannehill had a split with the two New York teams (going 2-2) versus the Bills and Jets, but lost two games to the Patriots. Tannehill’s record during 2012 was 1-4 in the division one win versus the Bills. In 2013, he went 2-4 with wins versus the Patriots and Jets.