Dolphins’ Tannehill Has Uphill Climb To Be Elite

Dolphins_Ryan_Tannehill_2013Joe Flacco comes to town Sunday, giving the Miami Dolphins a close look at the kind of quarterback they hope Ryan Tannehill becomes.

But on paper, the triggerman Ryan Tannehill has actually resembled through 20 NFL games is not Flacco, but Chad Henne.

Skeptical? Check the numbers:

• Tannehill has gone 10-10 and thrown more interceptions (18) than touchdowns (17). He also has fumbled 15 times, losing seven.

• Henne, meanwhile, went 11-9 early in his Dolphins career, throwing 20 touchdowns and 20 picks in that span.

• As for Flacco, his stats are not completely comparable because he appeared in three playoff games as a rookie. But through 20 regular-season games, the Ravens quarterback went 14-6, with 22 touchdowns to just 15 interceptions.

Source: Adam H. Beasley, Miami Herald