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Dolphins Sign QB Ryan Tannehill To A Six-Year, $96M Extension


ESPN Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins signed QB Ryan Tannehill to a six-year, $96 million extension that includes $45 million guaranteed.

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that only $21.5 million of Tannehill’s $45 million is fully guaranteed.
  • Tannehill reportedly receives $3.5 million becomes fully guaranteed in March 2016 and another $3.5 million fully guaranteed in 2017.
  • According to Florio, the remaining $16.5 million guarantees in Tannehill’s contract become fully guaranteed in 2018.
  • The deal ends up being a four-year extension worth $77 million that will pay him $19.25 million per year in new money.

Jason La Canfora reports that the vast majority of Tannehill’s contract ($57 million) comes in the final three years of the agreement.

La Canfora mentions that Miami could walk away from the contract after two years in needed given that it’s basically a pay-as-you go basis from 2018-2020.

Tannehill will ultimately make $12.16 million in 2015, $21.5 million over the course of the first two years, and a total of $39.5 million through year three of the agreement, according to Albert Breer.


The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they’ve signed QB Ryan Tannehill to a contract extension that will keep him under team control through the 2020 season.

The wound up picking up Tannehill’s fifth-year option that will pay him close to $16 million for the 2016 season.

Tannehill, 26, was finishing up his four-year, $12.668 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 to go along with a $1.457 million roster bonus next season.

In 2014, Tannehill threw for 4,045 yards while completing 66.4 percent of his passes to go along with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players last year.

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