ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd recently had NFL Films’ Greg Cosell as a guest on his program to discuss some of the young quarterbacks of the league like Cam Newton, Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden and Colin Kaepernick.
When asked about what he’s seen out of Tannehill, Cosell immediately rolled out plenty of praise.
“I like Tannehill and he’s getting no publicity, even last year as a rookie when I thought he had a very good rookie season,” Cosell said.
While bigger names like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson saw most of the media attention, Tannehill quietly had a solid season in his first year in the league, .
“There’s certain things you look for, Colin,” Cosell continued. “You look for the redzone, for instance. Everything happens faster in the redzone—you need a more refined sense of anticipation and timing, you need to throw with velocity. And he threw a touchdown [against Houston] to Mike Wallace that was just perfect for a redzone play. It looked like Wallace was wide open and he wasn’t. It was actually a very tight window, but because Tannehill threw it with great anticipation, and great velocity, he drilled it into a tight window beautifully. Those are the kinds of things you look for with young quarterbacks, because you have to convert in the redzone.”
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