Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Ryan Tannehill reportedly opts for season-ending knee surgery

Ryan Tannehill reportedly opts for season-ending knee surgery

Miami placed Tannehill on injured reserve Saturday morning as he waits to undergo surgery. The 29-year-old will aim to return to the field in 2018.

In five seasons with the Dolphins, Tannehill has started 77 games.

Immediately following Tannehill's knee injury last week, the Dolphins reached out to veteran quarterback Jay Cutler who had chose to take his talents up to the Fox Sports broadcast booth.

Torn ACLs have become the bane of the Miami Dolphins 2017 preseason.

"It was tougher for me because it's more and more real", Gase said. It's unfortunate for him. Going under the knife this early means he should be a full-go for camp next season.

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Tannehill's $17.98 million salary for this year is fully guaranteed.

Cutler will now fill in for Tannehill while Matt Moore remains to the backup on the depth chart for the Dolphins.

Tannehill does have his flaws-including throwing at least 12 interceptions in each of his first five National Football League seasons-but he's had more positives than negatives throughout his career to this point.

In 2016, Tannehill notched career highs in completion percentage (67.1), touchdown percentage (4.9), yards per attempt (7.7) and passer rating (93.5), as he helped the Dolphins to a 10-6 record, its best mark since he was drafted. Starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill and starting linebacker Raekwon McMillan will miss the entire year with the same devastating injury.

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