Tannehill reportedly to have season-ending surgery

Tannehill reportedly to have season-ending surgery

The Texas A&M product went down with sprained ligaments in the same knee he injured last week resulting in the surgery he'll undergo to fix his ACL. Also on the roster is Matt Moore, who went 2-2 for last season in place of Tannehill.

Immediately following Tannehill's knee injury last week, the Dolphins reached out to veteran quarterback Jay Cutler who had chose to take his talents up to the Fox Sports broadcast booth.

Miami will have a hard decision to make after this season.

Jay Cutler, who parted with the Chicago Bears after eight seasons, agreed to delay his fledgling network TV career and signed a $10 million, one-year contract Monday to replace Tannehill.

Even before he has surgery, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase says Tannehill will be ready for the 2018 season.

The eighth overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Texas A&M, Tannehill had started every game, 77 in all, until December's injury. The Dolphins consulted with specialists before the team and Tannehill decided surgery was the best option.

Tannehill will have surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a person familiar with the decision said Friday. As with Cutler, Tannehill had enjoyed his best season under the tutelage of Gase, who was hired by Miami a year ago. He is signed through 2020 at annual salaries of less than $20 million, a reasonable rate for an National Football League starter at his position.

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