The Miami Dolphins have a lot of problems, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill isn’t among them. At least not to most, but according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Tannehill’s job security going into the 2014 season may be limited.
Philbin’s job is riding on Tannehill progressing. I wouldn’t doubt a little more pressure from highly paid back–up Matt Moore ($4M salary; $5.5M in cap) in 2014, with Philbin professing his belief in Moore to several of the GM candidates and demanding more from Tannehill.
“He definitely wants to push Tannehill more,” said one source who has spoken to Philbin about the quarterbacks, “and if he doesn’t see improvement he said he might go to Moore at some point. He definitely has a lot of faith in Moore, and they’re paying him a lot of money.”
Miami’s offensive line was nothing short of awful last season, leading to a lot of pressure on Tannehill. Despite that, the Miami signal caller had a relatively successful season and really shouldn’t be in consideration for losing his job, especially before the offseason kicks off.
Discounting the 58 sacks (an NFL high) suffered by Tannehill, Matt Moore is a borderline starting quarterback on his best day.
Maybe it’s just Philbin attempting to light a fire under his quarterback, but if he’s serious, it’s a pretty tough pill to swallow for most Dolphins fans.