The numbers aren't particularly kind to
After losing Sunday's shootout with
Just two semi-starting quarterbacks have thrown fewer touchdown passes than the five Tannehill has managed this far. Those are the
And yet, Tannehill has shown enough flashes to excite not just long-suffering Dolphins fans (and media), but even hardened former
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"Tannehill was a question mark right up to the draft," Polian wrote. "He had a fair share of supporters and detractors, but what we saw as a collegian we're seeing from him again as a pro. His composure has been great early on and [he] has played very well without the benefit of a particularly good receiving corps.
"That just tells you even more about how good a QB he already is and what he could be down the line. Additionally, the accuracy, the arm strength … the physical tools are all there, and he's been able to process decisions under fire."
Polian, who built championship-level teams with the
That Tannehill is one of just three quarterbacks listed should make Dolphins fans feel pretty good about the pick -- and the future -- no matter what the numbers say.