Miami Dolphins Need to Add Help For Ryan Tannehill in Passing Game

By Dan Parzych
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The Miami Dolphins are coming off a 2012 season in which they finished with a 7-9 record–which the argument can be made is better than most people would have expected since they were adjusting to life with rookie Ryan Tannehill at quarterback. While the former first-round pick put up decent numbers (3,294 passing yards with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions) as a rookie, the Dolphins will need to bring in help at wide receiver if he has any chance of living up to his true potential in 2013.

Miami ranked near the bottom of the league (26th overall) last year when it came to passing yards per game and sooner or later they’re going to have to realize those numbers aren’t going to get any better with Brian Hartline and Davone Bess as their top wideouts. There are numerous key wide receivers like Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, and Dwayne Bowe that would make great additions for the Dolphins heading into 2013 and could be the answer when it comes to being contenders in the AFC East.

The Dolphins realize they’re only chance at the playoffs next year will be to figure out a way to overtake the New England Patriots and if that’s going to happen–they’ll need to figure out a way to upgrade the passing game for Tannehill. Miami knew how much of a risk it was to select Tannehill in the first round of last year’s draft and the only way they’re going to see him live up to his potential is if they upgrade his weapons in the passing game–so it should be interesting to see what happens in free agency.

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