This comes after a few days of speculation that Tannehill could be benched in favor of veteran backup Matt Moore. Dolphins HC Joe Philbin refused to commit to Tannehill being the starter this week, which left some wondering if they were actually considering a quarterback change.
“At the end of the week, we’re going to pick the 46 guys that give us the best chance to win the game in London,” Philbin said Tuesday.
It would have been surprising to see them make a change in a week where they will travel to London to play a game against a struggling team. This looks to be a perfect opportunity for Tannehill to get things turned around and build some confidence for the coming weeks.
Tannehill and the Dolphins’ offense as a whole struggled against the Chiefs this past weekend completing less than 50 percent of his passes for 205 yards and one touchdown.
On the season, Tannehill has only committed two turnovers and is rated as the No. 9 quarterback in the league by Pro Football Focus, so there are some positives to his game. However, the team’s offense hasn’t shown a lot of improvement since their impressive Week 1 win over the Patriots.