On Wednesday, the NFL Network’s “GameDay” hosts made their rounds at throwing out their biggest and boldest predictions for the 2013 NFL season.
Perhaps the most notable forecast came from Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp. Not only did Sapp state he believes Miami’s Ryan Tannehill will have a great sophomore season, but he went as far as to say his body of work will be historic.
“The second year won’t be a sophomore slump for Ryan Tannehill,” Sapp said. “He will break Dan Marino’s (mark) of 5,084 yards. That’s right … he’s gonna break it. Ryan Tannehill loves to throw it around the yard. Quarterback-driven league. Watch it.”
Marino’s record of 5,084 passing yards in a single season was set back in 1984 and stood unwavering until 2011, when New Orleans’ Drew Brees finally eclipsed Marino with 5,476 yards. Marino’s mark still ranks as the fourth most passing yards in a single season and remains the most in Dolphins franchise history to date.
Tannehill is expected almost universally across the league to take a big step forward this fall, but if he can take the gigantic leap as Sapp suggests, Dolphins fans just might reach a state of hysteria.
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