Since the end of the 2016 season, due to his 8 game stretch with a plus 100 rating average , we were led to believe Tannehill had finally arrived. After reaching mythical status, our doubts had to be cast aside, belief in him unquestioned, contingency plans dismissed and so on. Only the offensive line had to be fixed for him to go hit the ground running after injury to once again regain his spot. Below is a list of QBs since 2016 who had achieved a 100 plus rating during an 8 game stretch. What I hope this list provides is a better context as to where he belongs. Rating YPG TD:INT YR Ryan 119.9 331 21:4 2016 Smith 115.4 272 16:0 2017 Brady 112.8 318 19:2 2017 Rodgers 112.9 299 20:2 2016 Prescott 111.4 232 14:2 2016 Wentz 110.6 230 23:3 2017 Goff 109.4 261 19:3 2017 Cousins 106.4 297 15:4 2017 Rivers 105.4 281 14:2 2017 Brees 105 277 13:4 2017 Stafford 105 279 15:6 2017 Keenum 104.8 254 16:5 2017 Dalton 103.2 220 16:4 2017 Roethlisberger 102 313 19:6 2017 Mariota 101.7 228 14:3 2016 Winston 101.7 259 15:4 2016 Carr 100.9 290 17:3 2016 Luck 100.5 274 17:6 2016 Wilson 100.2 306 20:7 2017 Tannehill 100.1 215 13:5 2016 Conclusion: Tannehill is the 20th most elitest QB in the NFL. Lowest YPG on the list which tells me the offense had a hard time moving. Not included is Newton who's a different type of QB, Watson (103 rating but in only 7 games before injury), Garropolo, and Mayfield who could both reach the mark very easily. Rosen was polished coming out so he could be another to reach the mark soon while it may take Darnold and Allen a couple more years because of their propensity to throw picks. Whereas it took Tannehill 5 years to reach the mark, in 2011, in his first year as a Dolphin, Matt Moore had a 103.7 rating, 207 YPG, and a 14:3 ratio in an 8 game stretch. Even more impressive is he could've done more. There were times in that season with Moore as QB that they stopped trying to score as the lead was too great. There were also times where Moore was responsible more touchdowns but they didn't show up in the stat sheet and that had to do with a balanced attack in the redzone which is in contrast to the current team's plan of attack in the redzone that puts the ball in Tannehill's hands the majority of the time, thus inflating his numbers. As an aside, I became a fan in 96 or 97 during Marino's twilight and I never saw the offense move like it did with Moore at the helm. He led the most explosive offense the team has had since I've been a fan. (I also checked Marino's numbers and they weren't good.) I'm not advocating for his return as he can no longer take a beating beyond 2 games. Just saying all this to provide a better perspective of where Tannehill is, that even at his best there are many who are clearly better.