It seems like the Miami Dolphins are always known for having one of the best passing games in the league. They’ve had some pretty good players over the years at the position of quarterback. Rookie quarterbacks don’t always have the easiest time in the NFL, but who have been the best rookie quarterbacks in Miami Dolphins history?
#5 – 1966 – George Wilson
In 1966, George Wilson was not only the rookie starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, but also the head coach’s son. He would complete 46 of 112 passes for 764 yards and five touchdowns.
#4 – 1980 – David Woodley
David Woodley had big shoes to fill with the end of Bob Griese’s career looming over the team. He would complete 176 of 327 passes for 1,850 yards and 14 touchdowns.
#3 – 1967 – Bob Griese
Bob Griese was much heralded coming out of college and he really lived up to expectations. That rookie season in 1967 would see him complete 166 of 331 passes for 2,005 yards and 15 touchdowns.
#2 – 1983 – Dan Marino
It probably comes as no surprise to see Hall of Famer Dan Marino near the top of this list. In 1983, a 22 year old Marino would complete 173 of 296 passes in just nine starts while racking up 2,210 yards and 20 touchdowns.
#1 – 2012 – Ryan Tannehill
2012 saw Ryan Tannehill, selected 8th overall in the NFL Draft out of Texas A&M, have a great year for the Dolphins. That first year he completed 282 of 484 passes for 3,294 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also had an added dimension as he ran the ball 49 times for 211 yards and two touchdowns.