How Ryan Tannehill has already dazzled these new Dolphins

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill at OTA’s. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

DAVIE — Josh Sitton played eight seasons with Aaron Rodgers, so he knows what good quarterback play looks like.

Sitton, the Pro Bowl guard in his first season with the Dolphins, is already impressed by Ryan Tannehill. In particular, Sitton said he’s been taken back by how accurately Tannehill throws on the move.

“I’ve seen him make a few throws, especially on the run,” Sitton said Wednesday. “He rolled out (Wednesday) after a play-action and threw a dime piece running to the left. I was like, ‘Damn, that was pretty impressive.’”

Tannehill completed a career-best 67.1 percent of his passes in his first season under Adam Gase, 2016. Sitton has also been impressed by Tannehill’s leadership style and demeanor.

“He seems like a great leader,” Sitton said. “He always takes command of the huddle. He takes command of the meetings, so from that aspect, everything has been positive.”

Tannehill and his new center, Daniel Kilgore, have quickly forged a personal relationship, as have their wives. Kilgore snapped to a rising star in Jimmy Garoppolo last season and he likes what he’s seen so far from Tannehill.

“He’s a leader, obviously, in and out of the huddle,” Kilgore said. “His ability to move in the pocket and throw the deep ball, it’s been great. (His) knowledge of the game is what you would want of a starting quarterback, and getting to know him and his wife and their little boy off the field has been great as well. Nothing but first class with Ryan Tannehill.”

Receiver Albert Wilson likes that Tannehill throws a catchable ball.

“I love his ball,” Wilson said. “He’s definitely good with the timing. He puts it to where you can make a play on the ball. It’s a great thing.”

But perhaps even more importantly, Wilson senses a great mindset from Tannehill, who is returning from a season-ending knee injury.

“I think he’s in the right place, especially after what happened to him this past season,” Wilson said. “I feel like he’s trusting himself, trusting all of the hard work he put in in the offseason, and I think he’s going to pick up where he left off.”

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