When people were talking about this kid sitting they kept pointing to Aaron Rodgers as the example of what we would do with Tannehill. Only problem is they were two completely different prospects coming out of school. In terms of their athletic ability and passer ability, they were similar. They also had limited starting experience. But that is where the similarities stop. Tannehill is a much more confident player than Rodgers was coming out of college, and Rodgers didn't learn under Mike Sherman for four years either. Rodgers had the skills but he lacked the confidence. That and Green Bay had Favre around making Rodgers learning process less necessary.
Tannehill is in a whole different situation. He has the skill and the confidence, plus Miami doesn't have anyone else on it's roster that can do any better. Right now we're just seeing the tip of the iceburg with this kid. If he's capable of getting 4,000+ yards as a rookie, imagine what he'll do when he's had two or three years in the league and we've built an offense around him.
I doubt any rookie QB has started in such a custom-made for sucess situation. You honestly see at times, he is two steps ahead of the rest of the offense. When they catch-up, well...things should get exciting this year.
That's exactly right, this offense is custom-made for Tannehill, but at the same time it's a legitimate NFL offense (a complex one at that), not some dumbed down version like you see some rookie quarterbacks running.
When this team gels and starts playing faster and smarter, you'll see this team take that next step. Right now we're young and learning, that's why we're 2-3 instead of 4-1.