Ryan Tannehill has made a decision to undergo surgery to fix the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to multiple reports Friday. The Dolphins 29-year-old quarterback is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in 2018. Tannehill will be placed on injured reserve, the person said.
Tannehill left practice on August 3 with a hyperextended left knee that "concerned" the Dolphins coaching staff, especially since it was the same knee that ended his 2016 season prematurely.
Cutler, who parted with the Chicago Bears after eight seasons, postponed retirement and his TV job, signing a $10 million, one-year contract. "The fact that it's him and he knows his body and how he feels-It's unfortunate for him because he worked so hard to be available for us". Going under the knife this early means he should be a full-go for camp next season.
Tannehill chose to avoid surgery after last season's injury. Tannehill and the Dolphins decided surgery will be the best option for his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Last season, Tannehill threw for 2,995 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while completing 67.1 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 93.5 over 13 games. As with Cutler, Tannehill had enjoyed his best season under the tutelage of Gase, who was hired by Miami a year ago. The Dolphins consulted with specialists before the team and Tannehill decided on surgery.