According insider information obtained by Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Miami Dolphins and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill have agreed to terms on a new contract. As of right now, the terms of the deal are unknown, but more information will be available as time goes on.
The Texas A&M product has already missed two of the Dolphins training camp practices, which as Matt Moore says (via the Miami Herald), is about 96 plays per day.
Getting Tannehill into camp is crucial for getting the rookie the repetitions necessary for him to develop. It also gives him a chance to push quarterbacks David Garrard and Matt Moore for a starting spot, though not likely.
Tannehill was the only first-round quarterback to not be signed to a deal yet, so this is great news that he signed on the dotted line sooner rather than later.
Even though Tannehill is very familiar with Miami's new offense, now run by former Aggies head coach Mike Sherman, every rep is important—especially for a rookie quarterback. Every other Dolphins rookie was signed and in camp on time.
Tannehill will likely start off working with the second or third team offense, while Garrard and Moore continue working with the starting units.
Second-year quarterback Pat Devlin was seeing extra reps in practice. With Tannehill's arrival at team facilities tomorrow morning, Devlin will likely see less action.
Sunday will be Miami's first day wearing pads.