Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan Fancied Ryan Tannehill Over Robert Griffin III


The Washington Redskins targeted Robert Griffin III as their future quarterback at the 2012 NFL draft, but RGIII was not the initial man under center which they desired, typically by head coach Mike Shanahan.

Ryan Tannehill, who has had a 78.4 QBR in his two-year career, is the quarterback who caught Shanahan’s eyes, according to a source who told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.

This is a bit of a shocker. Tannehill was available when the Redskins faced the clock at the sixth selection prior to trading that pick, a second-round pick and two future first-round picks to the St. Louis Rams for the No. 2 pick.

It’s hard to compare both quarterbacks at this point in their careers with just two years under their belt, but time will tell if Shanahan’s “regret” has weight behind it.

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