ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando spent Sunday with ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden and the "Monday Night Football" crew in East Rutherford, New Jersey, site of the Miami Dolphins-New York Jets matchup in Week 13 (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET). Sando files a few takeaways from Gruden regarding key storylines for these teams, in Gruden's voice.
1. Reaching a contract extension with Ryan Tannehill should be an easy decision for the Dolphins if he continues playing this way.
Tannehill has everything I'm looking for in a quarterback. He's athletic, he has size, he's smart, he's tough, he's versatile, and he has the advantage of having played wide receiver in college. He has run the routes, so he can communicate with his receivers on how he wants them to be run. Tannehill also has been well trained since college, getting input from Mike Sherman, Joe Philbin, Bill Lazor and even Dan Marino, who has been spending time in their meeting rooms. Tannehill has made some really tough throws under fire and has had to scramble and make throws behind an offensive line that has been injured.