Ryan Tannehill’s hopes were high when he joined the NFL world in 2012. Like him, many couldn’t wait to have him prove his worth in the league following his impressive high school career which saw a handful of universities calling to have him join their college team. While it would be outrageous for one to assert that the quarterback has so far had an unremarkable professional career, it is arguably fair to say his performance since he was picked by the Miami Dolphins has been only average.
But then, there is no denying he is a fine playmaker, little wonder The Fins’ head coach insisted he’s relevant enough to remain the team’s starting quarterback. Adam Gase made the announcement recently (in March 2008) irrespective of the fact that the team coped fine without Ryan following his anterior cruciate ligament injury and a repair surgery that kept him off the field throughout the 2017 season, handing Jay Cutler his place in the team.
Of course, there’s something about Ryan that the coach thinks is crucial for his team, but people like Miko Grimes, the wife of Dolphins ex-cornerback, Brent Grimes wouldn’t be eager to believe that Mr. Tannehill’s adds any unique value to The Dolphins. In case you missed it, Lady Grimes had a good time lashing Ryan on Twitter sometime in 2015 following the team’s poor performance. She twitted that Ryan “stunk” wondering how many people the quarterback would get fired before the management realizes he’s the problem of the team.
You don’t have to form your opinion on what caliber of player Ryan is from whatever Miko has to say about the man, his deeds speak for themselves. While he finished his first season with The Killer Bees Defense setting new team rookie records in terms of passing yards and completions, his performance in the 2013 season game against the New England Patriots was super-dope. With 3 touchdowns, he reached 312 yards, had no interceptions, and got sacked four times.
He kept up with his fine performance in the 2014 season and it brought him a 6-year contract extension worth $96 million; this was in May 2015. Ryan proved that he’s worth the deal that season as he accumulated 12 interceptions, 24 touchdowns, and 4,208 passing yards. The 2016 season came and he attained a career-high record, pulling off a 67.1 winning percentage, 12 interceptions with 19 touchdowns, and 2,995 yards.
Among other things, his franchise records with The Fins include his 2015 most consecutive pass completions. At 25, the record also stands as the NFL’s record for the year. From 2012 to 2016, Ryan Tannehill had the highest completion percentage at 62.2%. In 2014, he was the team’s player with the most passing completions and highest completion percentage in a single season, respectively at 392 and 66.4%.
That’s not all, he placed a 48 yards record in 2013, becoming the longest rush by a quarterback. This was after he achieved 31 yards, the longest rush by a rookie quarterback the previous year (2012). The year also saw him break other team records for most passing attempts, most passing yards, and most passing completions in a rookie season. Accordingly, he exceeded previous records reaching 484, 3,294, and 282.
Who Is Ryan Tannehill’s Wife?
As far as anyone could tell, Ryan Tannehill’s love life revolves around his wife, Lauren Tannehill whom he married in January 2012 after courting her for about two years. Although details of how they met and became lovers have been left for the imagination of those fascinated by their affair, it is said that the two met in Florida in 2009.
Even though it’s been difficult to learn a thing or two about Lauren as her life has somewhat been overshadowed by her husband’s career, we can tell her marriage to Ryan has thus far produced a son they named Steel Ryan Tannehill. Not long past, (May 2018), Lauren announced via Instagram that she and Ryan are expecting their second child.
According to the quarterback, Lauren has been a good and supportive wife. He expressed that a good amount of his inspiration to stay strong and live through tough times comes from her. Particularly, the man is happy with his wife for managing his emotions throughout the 2017 season he battled ACL injuries.
Facts You Need To Know
1. Ryan Tannehill has always been athletically inclined. During his high school days at Big Spring High School, he excelled not only in football but equally in basketball and track and field.
2. Before Ryan Tannehill’s drafted to NFL by the Miami Dolphins, he played college football with The Aggies of Texas A&M.
3. This bloke probably never wanted to be a professional footballer. His ambition was to become an orthopedic surgeon and specialize in knee injuries.
4. Ryan has a B.Sc. degree in biology which he obtained in 2011.
5. He was born on 27th July 1988 in Lubbock, Texas. His parents named him Ryan Timothy Tannehill III and raised him in Big Spring.