First with the whole deep throw issue. Its not that Tannehill doesnt have the arm for it, it looks more like a timing issue to me. That is something that can be fixed as he gains more experience. The more Wallace and him play together, and the more they practice together... they will get that timing down. ANd its been harder since players cant go hard in practice anymore.
Anyways... Here is a breakdown of all of Tannehill's games... QB vs QB. Also im not saying he is better then all these players, or that a QB vs QB battle tells the whole story, im just saying stat wise he has outperformed his opponent 10-12 times.
Here are Tannehill's season stats for the year. 280-451 (62.1%) 3115 yards, 17 TD, 13 INT, 83.2 rating. (Updated week 13)
Here are Luck's season stats for the year. 243-418 (58.1%) 2793 yards, 15 TD, 8 INT 82.4 rating
#10 in passing yards, #14 in Tds, #7 in INT's (Although 3-4 were on hailmary's and then you have a stupid INT like today that Wallace should have broke up) He has some things he needs to obvoiusly work on, but for a second year player he has been playing very good and is in the top half in the league for QB stats)
Week 1- Tannehill (24-38) (272 yrds) (1td/ 1int) vs Weeden (26-53) (283 yrds ) (1 td /3 int) [Advantage Tannehill]
Week 2- Tannehill (23-34) (319)(1 td 0 int) vs Luck (25-43) (321 yrds) (1td 1 int) [Advantage Tannehill]
Week 3- Tannehill (24-35) (236)(2td 1 int) vs Ryan with both receivers (23-38)(231)(2td/1int) [Advantage Tannehill]
Week 4- Vs Saints... Yea... im skipping this one. WE all know who won that battle. [Advantage Brees]
Week 5- Tannehill (21-40)(307)(1td/ 0 int) vs Flacco (19-32)(269)( 0td/1int) [Advantage Tannehill]
Week 7- Tannehill (19-37)(194)(3 td/ 2 int) Vs T Lewis (21-32)(202)(0 td 1 int) [Advantage Tannehill]
Week 8 - Tannehill (22-42)(192)(2td/2int) Vs Brady (13-22)(112)(1td 1int) [Advantage Tannehill] HIs 2nd Int came on a hail mary. Which has where 3-4 of his ints came from.
Week 9 - Tannehill (20-28)(208)(0td/0int) Vs Dalton (32-53(338)(0td 3int) [Advantage Tannehill]
Week 10 -Tannehill (27-42)(229)(2 td 1 int) Vs Glennon (11-21)(139)(1td/1int) [Advantage Tannehill]
Week 11- Tannehill (22-35)(269)(1td/1int) Vs Rivers (22-34)(298)(1td/ 1int) [Advantage Rivers]
Week 12- Tannehill (28-42)(310)(1td/1int) Vs Newton (19/38)(174)(1td/1int) [Advantage Tannehill] And yes.. That deep throw to wallace was very catch-able.
Week 13- Tannehill (28-43)(331)(2td/1int) Vs Jets QB's (13/28)(98)(0td/2int) [Advantage Tannehill]
So as you can see... From a pure QB vs QB matchup... Tannehill has won 11 out of 13 battles. Losing only to Brees (HOF) And Rivers (Which it was a close battle and they put up very similar numbers that game, but i had to be fair and give Rivers that win)
Tannehill is only a 2nd year QB... IF this was 5-7 years ago... He wouldnt have seen a minute on the field yet... becuase Rookie Qbs sit a minimum 2-3 years. Tannehill is out playing Veterans in his 2nd year in the league at a position he has only played for a year and half in College and a Year and half so far in the Pros. The kid has a lot to learn, but what i have seen from him... I am very impressed. I am convinced still that he is our QB of the future and that he will have a very successful career. Now imagine if he didnt get sacked as much as he did the first half of the season.. His numbers would be much better. Also Imagine if he didnt have a number 1 reciever who didnt drop every other 3rd pass thrown his direction, or if he had players with some YAC ability, or a seam threat TE.
Tannehill has been improving game after game. He can make all the throws, he just needs to work on his timing with Wallace. His footwork has gotten better in the pocket and has been getting sacked a lot less with Martin gone. Give this kid a line and a running game and maybe we have a few more wins this season. You guys need to be a little more optimistic and less negative.