Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Gets The Best Tutor Imaginable
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has yet to meet his lofty expectations, but his ascension continues.
Recently, he got some help from the best tutor imaginable, a two-time Super Bowl champion and 5-time NFL MVP.
According to a report in the Miami Tribune, Peyton Manning, fresh off his retirement, worked with Tannehill on learning the nuances of Adam Gase's playbook.
Gase, who began his coaching career at LSU as a graduate assistant in 2000, was hired as head coach of Miami in January. He worked with Manning for 3 years in Denver when he was quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.
Gase is married to the daughter of longtime New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt.
Whether Manning is doing a favor for an old friend, or testing out his coaching skills, Tannehill working with the future Hall of Famer can only be beneficial.
“At that time, we weren't able to meet with the coaches or anything, so I didn’t really have a great handle yet,” Tannehill said. “So I wasn't really able to dive into the playbook too much. So I had a few questions [for Manning]. If he comes back now, we can have a completely different conversation.”
Tannehill, a first round pick of the Dolphins in 2012, enters his 5th season with expectations to lead Miami into postseason, something Miami hasn't done since 2008.