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Ryan Tannehill is setting NFL rookie records

Through five games, the rookie from Texas A&M is posting strong passing numbers and has the Dolphins out of the AFC basement.

David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

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.

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