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Dolphins to stick with Tannehill as starter

Sports Xchange

January 03, 2018 at 6:01 pm.

Despite not playing a snap in 2017, Ryan Tannehill will be the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins in 2018.

Without Tannehill, the Dolphins went 6-10 with Jay Cutler, Matt Moore and David Fales calling the signals. The trio combined for 24 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase left no doubt that Tannehill, who suffered a knee injury early in training camp and needed reconstructive surgery, will be the man next season.

“I see him as our starting quarterback in 2018,” Gase told the Miami Herald on Wednesday, adding that Tannehill is on schedule to participate in spring workouts. “We get him back and he will probably be stronger than he’s ever been.”

It doesn’t sound like Cutler has much of a future with Miami. He cost the Dolphins $10 million. And Miami was impressed with Fales in his only appearance of the season in the final game when he threw for 265 yards and a touchdown.

The Dolphins do have the No. 11 pick in the NFL Draft and could use that pick on a potential successor or replacement for Tannehill.

Tannehill’s $17.5 million salary for 2018 will not be guaranteed until March.