Summer 2024

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill says he prays before every game

For Ryan Tannehill, 2017 was a forgettable season. The Dolphins quarterback suffered a torn ACL early in training camp and missed the entire year. The 29-year-old is expected to be healthy and return for the 2018 season.

Selected eighth overall in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Tannehill has started every game he’s played for Miami. In 2015, he set the all-time NFL record for consecutive completed passes with 25, completing his first 18 passes in a game against the Houston Texans and the final seven of his previous game.

As important as it is for Tannehill to get back on the field and play, even more important is his relationship with God. Last year, he told us that the key to a relationship is communication and for him, that means prayer.

“I pray before every game,” Tannehill said. “I spend time with God before I get to the stadium and then when I lace up my cleats, I thank God for the opportunity to go out there and attempt to glorify Him.”

Tannehill says the Bible gives us the game plan of how to live, but prayer is the interaction with God that we all need.

“In my life, the times I’ve been really consistent, spending quality time on a daily basis with God in prayer, are the times I flourish the most,” Tannehill said. “The times I’m feeling the tightest with God. He’s such a giving, loving Father that we don’t deserve and when you get a taste of it, you just want more.”

Tannehill and the Dolphins will convene at mandatory mini-camp June 5-7. They open up the season Sept. 9 at home against the Tennessee Titans.

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