Tannehill has signed a new one-year contract for $7 million guaranteed and worth up to $12 million with incentives, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the deal.
A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
This means that the Dolphins will without a doubt either sign a free agent quarterback, draft a quarterback, or trade for a quarterback.
He had an 8-5 record as a starter that year before he went down with a knee injury in a Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals at Hard Rock Stadium.
Those three he started in were with the Bengals when Andy Dalton got injured back in 2015. Why does this matter you ask? Miami has a huge quarterback void to fill, and seems likely to look toward the draft to do so.
It is a little surprising they did so without another viable quarterback option on the roster.
The former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars threw for 626 yards and completed over 60-percent of his passes this season. This means they could potentially trade into the top five in hopes of taking Dwayne Haskins away from the Giants.
The Dolphins chose to move on from Tannehill earlier this offseason and they've spent the last few weeks actively pursuing a trade.
Shield your eyes Dolphins fans; this season won't be pretty.