The Miami Dolphins have signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a six-year, $96 million contract extension through the 2020 season. The deal includes $45 million guaranteed, according to a source. “We are thrilled that we were able to sign Ryan to an extension,” Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said. “He is an ascending talent, a team leader and checks all of the boxes you are looking for at the position." “Signing Ryan to this deal is important to our franchise,” Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said. “He is a proven quarterback in this league that combines a talented skillset with work ethic, passion, toughness, and a team first mentality. We are committed and believe in Ryan as our quarterback for the long-term and we are excited to be able to sign him to this extension." Tannehill has passed for 11,252 yards, 63 touchdowns and 42 interceptions for an 84.0 quarterback rating. Last year, he passed for 4,045 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for a 92.8 passer rating. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
May 18, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Dolphins sign Ryan Tannehill to $96 million extension through 2020 season.
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun