The Miami Dolphins continued their offseason splurge after giving quarterback Ryan Tannehill a $96 million contract extension for six years, according to reports.
Tannehill, who will enter his fourth season in the NFL with the Dolphins, will earn $45 million guaranteed as part of the deal according to a tweet from Adam Schefter, NFL insider for ESPN.
Dolphins are giving QB Ryan Tanehill a six-year, $96 million extension that includes $45 million guaranteed, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2015
Tannehill has played all of the regular season games for the Dolphins the past three seasons since being drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft as the eighth overall pick out of Texas A&M in college. For his career, Tannehill has accumulated 11,252 passing yards on 1,029 of 1,662 passes or 61.9% completion percentage. He has 63 touchdowns and 42 interceptions in three years with the team.
The 26-year-old Tannehill is coming off a season when he set the franchise’s total passing completions with 392. However, the quarterback has yet to lead his squad to a postseason appearance with a combined 23-25 win-loss record in the last three seasons.
The Dolphins’ offseason spending started when they awarded star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh a huge contract worth $114 million over six years with 60 million guaranteed. Suh’s salary per year put him among the highest paid players in the league and the highest paid defensive player in the NFL.
In mid-April, Miami also gave center Mike Pouncey a new deal worth $44.8 million over 5 years. The Florida franchise also signed Jordan Cameron to two-year deal worth $15 million in this offseason.
Tannehill’s new deal will put him among the top paid QBs in the league.