10 quarterback comparisons to Mitch Trubisky through 3 years

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3. Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill is a very interesting thought. He and Trubisky are both athletic and both had limited college experience. Still, both went in the first round. Both got on the field early too. Tannehill even started seven more games over three years.

Still, the two were very close in yards per attempt, adjusted yards per attempt and adjusted net yards per attempt.

On a per-game basis, you can see just how close they were statistically. The rushing value of Trubisky shows again, and Tannehill took more sacks as well.

As shown, Tannehill started seven more games in three years and lost seven more games. Joe Philbin and Mike Sherman led the Dolphins through two years, but the Dolphins went 7-9 when Tannehill was a rookie and 8-8 in year two. In year three, Bill Lazor was hired as the offensive coordinator. However, they went 8-8 once again.

In year four of Tannehill, the Dolphins decided that it was not Tannehill, it was the coaches. Zac Taylor and Lazor took over the offense, but the Dolphins went 6-10. In year five, Adam Gase took over and Tannehill was 8-5 as a starter. Maybe waiting for year five was worth it.

The issue is that Tannehill tore his ACL and left the Dolphins with Matt Moore in the playoffs. In year six, Tannehill tore his ACL in the preseason.

Tannehill came back in year seven and played for Gase, but went 5-6 as a starter and dealt with injuries. The Dolphins moved on from Gase and Tannehill after they went 13-11 together.

Of course, we know how Tannehill worked out in year eight at his new stop. Does the story of Tannehill say to give Trubisky patience?