Dolphins' Tannehill to have season-ending surgery

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That effectively ends the season for the Dolphins quarterback, leaving recent addition Jay Cutler as Miami's likely starter for 2017.

The 29-year-old Tannehill will undergo reconstructive surgery on a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Salguero reports this "decision was made Friday evening made Friday evening when coach Adam Gase and Tannehill spoke about the options open to them".

NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala initially provided some optimism for Tannehill and the Dolphins when she reported there was no structural damage to the knee. He suffered a torn labrum in his right throwing shoulder and underwent surgery in December.

Last season, Cutler played in just five games because of thumb and shoulder injuries.

Cutler, who parted with the Chicago Bears after eight seasons, postponed retirement and his TV job, signing a $10 million, one-year contract. Tannehill will be placed on injured reserve, the person said. As with Cutler, Tannehill had enjoyed his best season under the tutelage of Gase, who was hired by Miami previous year. It's unfortunate for him.

Our models project Cutler for 3371.0 passing yards on 301.0 attempts, with 21.31 touchdowns and 13.7 interceptions. Starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill and starting linebacker Raekwon McMillan will miss the entire year with the same devastating injury.

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