Peyton Manning Helps Ryan Tannehill Learn New Dolphins Offense In Miami

by NESN Staff

May 9, 2016

Ryan Tannehill was tasked with learning a new playbook this offseason with new Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase at the helm, but he got some advice from one of the best quarterbacks ever.

Recently retired signal-caller Peyton Manning visited Dolphins headquarters earlier this offseason to meet with Gase, who was Manning’s offensive coordinator in Denver, and to chat with Tannehill, per the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson. And Tannehill appreciated the opportunity to learn from Manning.

“It was really cool,” Tannehill told Jackson. “A guy that had his career, the living legend he is, coming off a Super Bowl-winning season —  it was really cool just to be able to sit and pick his brain about things he’s done in this offense and football things in general: snap counts, things you like, the way you want guys to run routes, little details about the game. We really just got to talk the game, which is something we both love.”

But the visit also provided the Dolphins quarterback with an opportunity to talk with Manning about playing under Gase’s offense.

“At that time, we weren’t able to meet with the coaches or anything, so I didn?t really have a great handle yet,” Tannehill said. “So I wasn’t really able to dive into the playbook too much. So I had a few questions (for Manning). If he comes back now, we can have a completely different conversation.”

Thumbnail photo via Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Jan 3, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) walks off the field after a game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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