Ryan Tannehill looked pretty awful in the nationally televised Hall of Fame game that annually opens up NFL preseason play last Sunday. Luckily for him, that one is a freebie as the Miami Dolphins get an extra preseason game, and he made the most out of his start against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night.
James Walker of ESPN covered the game, recapping Tannehill’s improved play.
Tannehill looked hurried but caught his stride in his fourth series when he led Miami to a seven-play, 80-yard touchdown drive. Tannehill made two big-time throws to Dustin Keller for 24 and 22 yards for a touchdown. Tannehill’s two passes are why a lot of people like his potential.
Any improvement is a good thing for a quarterback that’s still trying to prove his doubters wrong. Tannehill had a QB rating of 76.1 last season in his rookie campaign. He finished the season with 13 interceptions to 12 touchdowns.
The game itself wasn’t too spectacular. Both teams couldn’t surpass 300 yards in total net yards, they combined to go 9-29 on third down, and the Jaguars had four turnovers and seven penalties called against them compared to the Dolphins’ three.