Tannehill Versus Jameis

October 24th, 2019

Similar foe on Sunday

Ryan Tannehill and Jameis Winston have an awful lot in common.

Each has two seasons of 4,000-yards-plus passing and both have a high interception rate among active starting and former starting quarterbacks.

Neither has played in a playoff game and both were Day 1 starters as first-round-pick quarterbacks. And like Jameis is, Tannehill was a very polarizing figure among fans. After four seasons with the Dolphins, Miami faithful were ready to throw him in the dumpster.

Miko Grimes, the wife of former Dolphins and Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes, threw gas on that fire with public, anti-Tannehill comments while her husband played in South Florida.

But Tannehill calmed the critics in his fifth season (2016). When his Dolphins walked off the field against Bruce Arians’ Cardinals in December of that year, they had a 26-23 victory and an 8-5 record. But Tannehill was hurt in that game, and then he missed the remainder of that season and the enitre following season with a knee injury.

His 2018 comeback started very strong; the Dolphins were 3-0 and Tannehill had seven touchdowns and two interceptions while completing nearly 73 percent of his passes. But Tannehill faded and battled injuries that sidelined him for five games, and his Miami career ended with 42 wins and 46 losses.

On Sunday, he’ll face Jameis as the Titans starter coming off a good performance against the Chargers’ top-10 defense.

Jameis probably should ask Tannehill how he thrived in his fifth season despite a crappy defense and a new playcaller. But that’s probably a bit of a dead end because Tannehill will talk about how Jay Ajayi ran wild and all the way to the Pro Bowl.

Ironically, many Bucs fans are fearful Jameis has become the next Tannehill, good enough to start but not good enough to get you anywhere.

33 Responses to “Tannehill Versus Jameis”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    Tannehill and Winston have similar stats for sure. Tannehill has a far better win percentage, similar yards per pass attempt stats, a much lower INT%, has been sacked more (played behind a WORSE O-Line), and a much higher AV rating. By just about every statistical measure, apart from yards, Tannehill has been better. Yet, he’s still a bad QB and everyone knows that. People outside of Tampa look at Jay-Miss the same way people outside of Miami looked at Tannehill. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to Buc fan.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s quite simply Jameis vs Jameis……

  3. Mike in MO Says:

    I’d take Tannehill over Winston in a heartbeat.

  4. OverIt Says:

    When Jameis signs with the Patriots this off-season if we dump him all you fools will regret it..

  5. Clw JB Says:

    JW believes he is an elite athlete that can carry the team on his shoulders, regardless of the situation, instead of understanding his limitations and taking what the D gives you every play, even if its a throw away…

    That is also in his checks at the line, he believes he can make any throw at any place and often doesn’t adjust to what is obviously right in front of him –

    MAJOR flaw in holding the ball, trying to make the miraculous play – if he can ever get over that mentality and play within himself and the talent around him, he would be well above average with his other skill sets

    Yet, that mental hindrance in decision making is what separates Brees, Brady etc from the rest…

    Maybe he is like a Rich Gannon or Steve DeBerg, and it will take 10 years for him to get it

    Or maybe he is Vinny all over again, 2019 style

  6. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    I gotta say that D-Rome hit it out of the park. So the #WinstonDefenseForce should be here shortly to tell everyone else that they don’t know football

  7. mike Says:

    The Florida Three… JW, Tannyhill and Bortles. They have about 3 years of stats that look very similar

  8. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Bucs fan vs Bucs fan

  9. Onetrickpony Says:

    I would too Mike in Mo

  10. miken Says:

    I have always said JW is more Andy Dalton but the Tannyhill comparison make a lot of sense.

  11. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Tannehill will break Titan QB records on Sunday as he crushes the soft, talent bereft secondary of the Bucs.

  12. Waterboy Says:

    The Patriots aren’t going to pay Jameis 25 mil or more a year to sit the bench until Brady retires. The biggest issue with Jameis right now is he’s not worth what the going rate is for starting QB’s. He’s decent but you can find a cheaper option at QB and get close to the same level of “consistent” production while also locking up guys like Godwin, bringing in a solid RT and improving the secondary. You can’t do all that while overpaying an average QB.

  13. Bird Says:

    Did you see titans injury report ?
    I know it’s not final yet but still
    Big names on that report

    We should win this game Even if we are an average team.

  14. Pete Mitchell Says:

    Tannehill is a clear step above Jameis.

    His problem has been injuries.

    Jameis’ problem is that he turns the d@mn ball over too much.

    I think you said it alk: “Both are good enough to start, neither are good enough to get you anywhere.”

    Kind of reminds me of the old Sam Wyche quip,”They’re just good enough to get you beat…”

  15. NPRSageBoy Says:

    “JayMiss is good enough to start, but not good enough to take you anywhere”.

    Sounds like the Bucs mission statement.

  16. ElBajito43 Says:

    Jameis Winston will be here in Tampa Bay for awhile.

    Papa Bwucy BWuce and Daddy “Trash” Licht have there destiny wagons tightly hitched to AMERICA’s BABY QUARTERBACK.

    Don’t Cwhy Jamie-Pooh those Interceptions are not your fault.

    Glazers are WORST NFL OWNERS!



  17. Jaywill Says:

    Tannehill didnt have a defense ranked in the 30s in points allowed. Face only 1 hof fame qb in his division. Winston had a worst defense in a division with a hofer qb & two mvp qbs in their prime.

  18. BrianBucs Says:


    Your last paragraph says it all

  19. MadMax Says:

    I’ll be so glad when he’s gone and we stop talking about him….QB’s, CB’s, and O line next draft….

    QB Jacob Eason
    OT Mekhi Becton (6’7 340)

  20. BA FAN Says:

    When well Tannehill is dangerous and when protected properly Jameis is too. Both teams are 2-4. We should have an advantage coming off a bye week and with JPP playing we should have pressure no matter which sacker the Titans try to double this time. Get a few fumbles or interceptions and we will win this week.

  21. TOM Says:

    I said this before the Bucs will beat the Titans & all will be well in Bucsville & on to the SB

  22. Anonymous Says:

    Yeah, lots in common. Winston gets suspended and can’t be a basic decent human being as he works overtime to lead the league in turnovers, while Tannehill leads his team to victory.

  23. Bucsfanman Says:

    I just love this sentiment that Jameis is going to go to another team and be something that he hasn’t been in 4 years of playing here.
    He is who he IS! He’s a QB that will bring you pure joy and deep despair in the same breath.
    Flip a coin; Good Jameis OR Bad Jameis!
    Same with Tannehill.

  24. Dapostman Says:

    Can someone tell me which games this year they thought the OL played a good game?

  25. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    America’s Groper vs. America’s Journeyman. Perfect.

  26. Sharthappens Says:

    Why is there no love for our QB? After all, he is America’s QB. The latest rankings just came out and he is ranked 24th. My God, Tannehill was ranked 22ND. Jameis is behind Sam Darnold, Kyle Allen, Gardner Minshew, Kylie Murray. I find it odd that there is a combination of 6 backups or Rookies ahead of our beloved QB. Should there be a cause for concern????

  27. SteveK Says:

    Jameis is very, very replaceable. Keep losing and we will draft a QB early.

    Pay a rookie to play like a rookie, on an affordable contract. Don’t pay $25+ million per year for substandard results.

  28. Bucsace Says:

    Get ready for “Tennessee Ready Part 2” the sequel

  29. Troy Says:

    Can’t wait for Jameis to replace Brady in NE. You know it’s happening. LMAO! Anyone who believes that is drinking too much moonshine.

  30. D-Rome Says:


    That’s really the bottom line. Is Jameis’ production replaceable? The answer is yes.

  31. Anonymous Says:

    Is jpp playing this Sunday ?

  32. Anonymous Says:

    Shart says: “Why is there no love for our QB? After all, he is America’s QB. The latest rankings just came out and he is ranked 24th. My God, Tannehill was ranked 22ND. Jameis is behind Sam Darnold, Kyle Allen, Gardner Minshew, Kylie Murray. I find it odd that there is a combination of 6 backups or Rookies ahead of our beloved QB. Should there be a cause for concern????”

    The fans, media, and Bucs owners love Jameis L. Winston because of all the product promotions and commercials he does. Did you guys see the Adidas, Buick, State Farm, Papa Johns, and United Way commercials Jameis did?

    Neither did I.

  33. jw Says:

    Tannehill is a good QB who played for a bad organization. A lot of The Miami fans (at least the ones who dont see Tannehill’s talent ) might have their eyes opened later this season.