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, which may place him in the minority in South Florida.Long-suffering Dolphins fans are ready to move on, gauging from Twitter buzz and boos that rained down on Tannehill and his offense in last week’s dismal home finale.Detractors are likely to get their wish. Tannehill, who became Miami’s starting quarterback in 2012 and has still never taken a postseason snap, probably will play his final game for the franchise Sunday.His contract balloons to $18.7 million in base salary next year, when he would count $26.6 million against the salary cap, and the Dolphins are expected to seek a cheaper, younger alternative at quarterback.Tannehill, 30, shrugs off the uncertainty of the moment.“You can’t think about it,” he said Wednesday. “You can’t. What’s the good in wondering and pondering and wasting time? It’s out of my control. The powers that be will make those decisions, and we’ll go from there.”Tannehill, 42-45 as a starter http://www.thedolphinslockerro…..nka-jersey
, wants to return.More Miami Dolphins newsDolphins, veteran LB Mike Hull agree to terms on 1-year contractThe next stop: Ryan Fitzpatrick moves into starting QB role with Dolphins, for nowDolphins sign former Jaguars guard-center Chris ReedDolphins sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to two-year, $11 million dealEnd of the road: Dolphins trade QB Ryan Tannehill to Titans for picks“I love this organization,” he said. “I love competing with the guys on this team. I’ve been here my whole career and love it in South Florida. Yeah, I’d love to be here.”Tannehill ranks 11th in the NFL with a passer rating of 99.0, highest of his career. He’s third in touchdown percentage.But he missed five games with an injury to his throwing shoulder. And when he played, the offense was wildly inconsistent.Miami (7-8) ranks 30th in total yards, and poor performances the past two weeks may have sealed Tannehill’s fate. The offense sputtered to losses against Minnesota and Jacksonville, eliminating the Dolphins from the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons since he joined them.The only time they made the postseason was in 2016, Adam Gase’s first season as head coach, when Tannehill had the best stretch of his career before missing the final four games with a knee injury.Gase’s status beyond Sunday’s finale at Buffalo is also uncertain. The coach has been Tannehill’s most ardent defender Womens Bob Griese Jersey
, and Gase said the team’s rough patches 鈥?such as this week 鈥?have only strengthened their relationship.“You’re under fire all the time,” Gase said. “When you’re the head coach and the quarterback, you’re not missed. Everybody knows where you are.“At quarterback you take a lot of bullets, and sometimes you don’t get the credit you deserve.”Earlier this week, while discussing Tannehill’s struggles in the dysfunctional offense, Gase said, “Nobody helps him.” Tannehill said he doesn’t look at that way, even though he’s playing behind a patchwork line and lost two key receivers to season-ending injuries.“You have to control what you can control,” Tannehill said. “If you play the what-if games, you’re not going to be growing as a person and a player.”Partly because of chronic issues with pass protection, Tannehill has been sacked 244 times. His toughness has never been questioned, but durability is an issue because he has missed 24 games in the past three seasons.When asked about the next step for Tannehill in 2019 Adam Joseph Duhe Jersey
, Gase said, “The biggest thing is to stay healthy.”That will likely be a concern for another coach and another team. Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn has ended his visit to the Cowboys, and nothing appears imminent with any team.Mike Garafolo of NFL Media said it could “take a few days or more to settle.”The Cowboys and Saints both are interested in acquiring a pass rusher the Dolphins are trying to trade.Miami is willing to consider paying part of Quinn’s salary to facilitate a deal, which is what it did to deal Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins also could be willing to take a 2020 draft pick instead of a 2019 choice.Quinn is due to earn $11.8 million in the final year of his contract. Quinn, 28, made 6.5 sacks in 16 games last season, his first in Miami, and has 69 in his eight-year career. He has not had a double-digit sack season since 2014 when he made his second Pro Bowl.He had 19.5 in 2013 when he earned his only All-Pro honor.