VIDEO: Remembering When Ryan Tannehill Made One of the Worst Throws in NFL History for a Loss of 20 Yards
By Zach Brunner
Ryan Tannehill just completed one of the most efficient seasons we have seen from a quarterback in recent history. However, he has not always performed up to this level. In fact, he threw one of the worst passes in NFL history as a member of the Miami Dolphins.
It was a wet game down in Miami, when the Arizona Cardinals came to town. A screen play was called for the Dolphins, and it looked to be set up perfectly, with wide receivers set up as blockers ahead of the intended receiver.
But while this looks like an easy play for Tannehill to make, it clearly was not. The quarterback was asked to take the snap and quickly turn and get the ball out. This often means the passer does not take the time to adjust the ball and pass it with the laces. Combined with a wet football, this makes it a difficult pass.
It's easy to see that Tannehill did not have a grip on the ball because of this, and he basically tried to pass the ball with an open hand. This created one of the worst passes in NFL history and, since it was a backward throw, it was a live ball that resulted in a loss of over 20 yards.
It was not the only loss in the game, as Tannehill tore his ACL later in the game. This again may have been due to the field conditions.
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