I know a lot of you want him gone after this season and honestly, I think I'd prefer moving on as well. But how do you replace a QB with a 99 QBR who currently ranks #11 in the league? For instance, we were all excited watching Cutler play his first game in Miami as he handled the pocket like a boss. He had that beautiful side-step to evade the rush and buy an extra second...and I instantly fell in love with Jay freaking Cutler. But then we saw the other side of the coin....low effort, poor decisions, etc. and we realized why one of the NFL's strongest arms of all time never became a household name. He didn't have Tannehill's passion, drive or vision. Along came Ozweiller and I thought the same thing- he's a smart, coachable quarterback that has the entire skill set. There's nothing Oz seems to do badly.....yet he just doesn't have Tannehill's skill, arm strength or talent. In both cases, all we could think of as a fan base was, "I can't wait for Tannehill to return from injury." After all, he won 6 of 7 before going down in 2016 and he started the year 3-0. His worst game of 2018 was when he re-injured the shoulder and the kid is so tough, he didn't even tell the team about it...he just kept playing in pain. Once he finally got back on the field, he rattled off a few more wins in safe RT form. I personally don't think Tannehill will ever handle a collapsing pocket correctly and I doubt that he ever manages to crack the elite "top 5" in the league. But folks, Ryan Tannehill is clearly one of the better QB's out there because he's HIGHLY coachable and does everything by the book. His arm strength and talent are off the charts and I think with the right coach (and especially the right line), he's about as elite as you'll find in free agency. This week we've compared Tannehill to names like Bridgewater and Foles. I honestly don't know if either QB is "better" for Miami....they're definitely not more talented. And that makes me wonder if this is a "grass is greener on the other side" type of scenario where we're ready to let a top talent walk simply because the team is headed for another 8-8 season. After all, what has Tannehill personally done "wrong" in his last 20 or so starts? He did throw a pick-6 last week on a bad read, and of course he had that horrible two-pick game when he injured the shoulder. But that's definitely not the Tannehill we've come to expect since his accuracy has been excellent this season and he's making nothing but good decisions on 99% of his drop-backs. Do we wish he was better in the pocket? OMG yes! But when we look back, his only real mistakes over the past three seasons have come on protection breakdowns where he was either running for his life or taking a blind hit in the pocket. Before you pass final judgement on Ryan Tannehill, I ask you to consider one simple thing- how much does he do unscripted? Because if your answer is "not much", then your problem is really with Gase instead of our quarterback. I'll say it again, Tannehill does EXACTLY what he's told to do on any given down. Do we wish he was more exciting? YES Do we wish he was more aggressive? YES Those are coaching decisions though, not our quarterback being inept. The only true negative you can say about Tannehill is that he doesn't handle pressure as well as he should. Are we really willing to let a top-10 QB walk because his 2nd string line has played horrible for the past decade? On occasion, we've seen rare glimpses of Ryan Tannehill "unchained" where he was told to just go win the game regardless of the costs. Think of his last 3-4 Patriots games where he absolutely balled out...that's the guy you want to replace because the coach doesn't let him play that way more often. Fire the coach...sure....but keep the stud QB one more year under a leader that will let him ball out. I 100% agree with you that we need a new play-caller in Miami, but I'm just not convinced that there's anyone better to execute for us on the field. So before you decide once and for all to move on from #17, it may be a good time to think about what you're giving up to bring in a new quarterback with less skill and far less discipline. Folks, Ryan Tannehill is the man....even if his coach treats him like a boy.