With his Dolphins future very much in doubt, Ryan Tannehill made clear Wednesday that he would like to finish his career here and hopes he gets the opportunity.
At this point, that appears unlikely. The Miami Herald reported Sunday that the Dolphins are prepared to move on from Tannehill after seven seasons instead of paying him the $19 million he’s owed each of the next two seasons and carrying a $26.6 million cap hit next season. None of that money is guaranteed.
By cutting or trading him, the Dolphins would clear out $13.2 million in 2019 cap space. It could be $18.7 million in cap savings if he’s released as a post-June 1 designation, but that would come with another dead money hit in 2020.
Tannehill said he has given not one iota of thought about his future.