Tannehill completed 18 of 31 passes for 147 yards and two interceptions while also rushing twice for nine yards and losing a fumble in Sunday's 42-17 loss to Buffalo. He finishes the season with 1,979 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Tannehill's combination of injuries and ineffectiveness rendered him a nearly useless fantasy commodity for most of the season. The Dolphins, who were lucky to even achieve their mediocre 7-9 record, will likely try to get out of the $26.6 million they owe their 2012 first-rounder next season, as no team would even give him half of that total on the open market.
Coach Adam Gase said Tannehill will start in the Dolphins' season finale at Buffalo, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. With Miami sitting at 7-8 and officially out of the playoff picture, Gase would be warranted giving another signal-caller a chance due to Tannehill's mediocre (at best) play in 2018. The QB room currently is composed of Tannehill, Brock Osweiler and David Fales, though, so Gase doesn't have much choice with a .500 record on the line. Tannehill has fallen shy of 200 yards passing in six of 10 appearances this season, including his previous matchup with the Bills in Week 13, but he made up for it with three touchdowns in a 21-17 victory.
Tannehill completed 15 of 22 passes for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars. He also rushed three times for 22 yards. Tannehill was unable to get the Dolphins offense going during Sunday's playoff-eliminating loss, capping the day with a fourth quarter, 33-yard interception that resulted in a pick-six. On the day, the Tannehill-led Miami offense was just two of nine on third downs and did not log a single play in Jacksonville territory during the second half. It's fair to question Tannehill's long-term security with the team as the offseason approaches, especially considering his $26.6 million cap hit next year.
Tannehill (shoulder/ankle) doesn't have a designation on the Dolphins' final injury report for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Limited at practice throughout the week, Tannehill may not be at his best in terms of arm strength and mobility, but there's no question he'll get the start in a must-win game for Miami. The Week 16 matchup favors a run-heavy approach, as the Jaguars rank fourth in yards allowed per pass attempt (6.7) and 14th in yards allowed per carry (4.4). The Dolphins offense can probably afford to play it safe with Cody Kessler taking snaps on the other side.
Tannehill (ankle/shoulder) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. Tannehill picked up the ankle injury during a Week 14 win over the Patriots and then took nine sacks in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Vikings. He should be fine to face Jacksonville this weekend, though he may not be at his best in terms of mobility or arm strength. Given the weak opponent, Miami likely will try to lean on its rushing attack, which now features Kalen Ballage in tandem with Kenyan Drake in the absence of Frank Gore (foot).
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