The Dolphins haven’t made the playoffs since 2008 and are seeking an identity. Part of that is having an identifiable franchise player to count on week in and week out.
According to more than 50 percent of Dolphins fans, quarterback Ryan Tannehill is the face of Miami’s franchise. Tannehill is entering his third season and is just 15-17 as a starter. This could be a make-or-break year for Tannehill to make the playoffs in Miami. Rarely do quarterbacks get four years to prove they are a franchise quarterback. Still, Dolphins fans remain confident in Tannehill’s potential.
In second place was Miami Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake, who received more than 30 percent of the vote. Wake has been a defensive leader for the past several years and the Dolphins’ most consistent player.
No other person received much consideration. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and center Mike Pouncey received less than 10 percent of the vote combined. Thanks to all who participated in our SportsNation poll.