The Miami Dolphins are reportedly ready to “move on” from quarterback Ryan Tannehill at the end of this season. The quarterback’s contract will be due next year but the Dolphins are not willing to extend it anymore.
Allowing Tannehill to leave will allow the Dolphins to save around $38 million as he would have earned $19 million each year his contract was extended after 2019. The quarterback also has a cap hit of $26.6 million starting next season.
Should the Dolphins designate Tannehill’s release post June 1st, they will save $18.7 million as per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. However, that option would lead to a dead money cap in 2020.
Tannehill told the Palm Beach Post early this week his wishes is to end his career with the Dolphins but he is set on winning games before his future’s decision is made.
“Honestly, I haven’t put a whole lot of thought into it,” the quarterback said. “I have a lot of belief in myself. I know what I can bring to the table wherever it is. But I want to be here. I want to finish my career as a Dolphin and win a championship here. That’s what they brought me here for and that’s what I came to do.”