MIAMI (AP) -- As a rookie starter, Ryan Tannehill learns on the job, and since the season began he has become better at stepping forward in the pocket, throwing past tall pass-rushers and avoiding passes into coverage, especially at crunch time.
Even his slide improved. The Miami Dolphins quarterback was gently scolded by a teammate during the exhibition season for his brazen scrambling, and Tannehill now tries to hit the ground before tacklers arrive.
"He understands his value to the team, and how he needs to be able to play the next play for us," offensive coordinator Mike Sherman says.
All five rookie starting QBs in the NFL have showed their value this season. They're not only playing, but winning -- at least some of the time. Last week the quintet of Tannehill, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Brandon Weeden and Russell Wilson went 4-1.
"That's a little different from what people would assume would happen to rookies," Sherman says.
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