Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Miami's hopeful quarterback of the future has displayed impressive poise and control so far in his preseason action. This night was no different.
Sure, Tannehill ended with an unimpressive stat line. He completed 11 of his 27 pass attempts for 112 yards and a interception. That gave him a putrid 37.9 passer rating.
But there was much positive in Tannehill's performance. His passes were generally on target, but had many good throws including a touchdown dropped by his receivers. He also clearly was able to get through his reads and not force any throws.
His one error was on the interception, when he didn't notice that Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon was in his passing lane. He threw it too low, the linebacker tipped it, and the ball floated to Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud. Despite the mistake, Tannehill stayed steady and didn't let it affect him going forward.
There was a lot to like about how the rookie played, even if it didn't result in many points.
Part of it was a product of having more time from his offensive line, but it's clear that he is comfortable and has, as expected, a firm grasp of the offense. The game is slowing down more and more for the youngster each time he goes out there.
Next step, points on the board.