David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Through five games, the rookie from Texas A&M is posting strong passing numbers and has the Dolphins out of the AFC basement.
The early stats from Ryan Tannehill could be putting the rookie on pace to set several records for a first-year pro QB. The Dolphins are 2-3 after Tannehill racked up 223 yards in a win over the Bengals Sunday. That puts him at 1,269 yards already this season, second-most for a rookie in his team's first five games. Tannehill trails only Cam Newton (1610 yards).
As the Florida Sun Sentinel reports, the former Texas A&M star is also the first rookie in NFL history to pass for 1,250-plus yards and record at least two wins in his team’s first five games. Not on the stat sheet? His presence as a leader on the field, which the Sun-Sentinel says gave Miami the win Sunday:
...with his team leading by just four points Tannehill put together two respectable drives in the fourth quarter that forced the Bengals to start their offensive possessions at the 20-yard line after booming punts from Brandon Fields.