Ryan Tannehill named Miami Dolphins starting quarterback

 

Ryan Tannehill is the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback.

Head coach Joe Philbin announced that the rookie from Texas A&M has been elevated to No. 1 on the team's depth chart.

Tannehill won the job over Matt Moore, who finished the last season 6-3 as the starter, and David Garrard, who was injured just prior to the team's first preseason game.

Tannehill was 14 of 21 for 167 yards and one touchdown against the Buccaneers playing with and against reserves. In his first start against Carolina and playing the entire first half, Tannehill was 11 of 23 for 100 yards.

Moore was 7-of-12 passing for 79 yards and an interception when he started a 20-7 loss to Tampa Bay, and played with the first team. He was 5 of 15 for 57 yards playing with the reserves in a 23-17 loss to Carolina.

Garrard, who was No. 1 on the depth chart and set to start the preseason opener, injured his knee when he turned awkwardly while at home the day before. He required surgery and will be out several more weeks.

Moore was 7-of-12 passing for 79 yards and an interception when he started a 20-7 loss to Tampa Bay, and played with the first team. He was 5 of 15 for 57 yards playing with the reserves in a 23-17 loss to Carolina.

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