Even though they fell short of the playoffs, there were plenty of positive things to take away from the 2012 season for the Miami Dolphins–especially with rookie Ryan Tannehill under center. Not many people gave the former first-round pick much of a chance as he finished the season with 3,294 passing yards to go along with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
While there’s still plenty of areas in need of improvement, the argument can be made that Tannehill’s numbers would be better if he had a reliable No. 1 wide receiver in the passing game–which is why they need to make a push for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings.
The star wideout is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason and while the Packers would obviously love to keep him around as one of Aaron Rodgers‘ favorite targets, there are going to be plenty of teams expressing interest in Jennings and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he went somewhere else. When healthy, Jennings has proven to be one of the most dangerous wideouts in the league and if offered the right price–it wouldn’t be a surprise if he at least considered the option of leaving Green Bay.
If Miami wants Tannehill to live up to his true potential, they’re going to have to spend a little money to give him better weapons in the passing game. Otherwise, Tannehill will most likely turn out the way everybody expected him to–which would be a first-round bust.
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