Lamar Miller is well ahead of the competition according to franchise quarterback.
Lamar Miller is set to start as the Miami Dolphins running back in 2013 according to Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, despite coaches suggesting the race was wide open for the starting role.
The fourth round pick from a year ago was rumoured to be given the starting role as soon as Reggie Bush was released from the team in February, however head coach Joe Philbin was adamant that decision was made regarding the position until at least training camp.
However second year QB Ryan Tannehill told NFL.com that he believed Miller to be holding the starting spot right now, and that he was way ahead from the rest of the competition.
“He’s doing a great job this off season, really has a great handle on the offense and he’s doing a great job protecting,” he explained.
“They can (all) run the ball but being able to understand the pass game, understand the checkdowns and where they’re protecting really makes a big difference and makes me more comfortable.”
With Tannehill still learning the nuances of the QB position at NFL level, having a reliable running back who can both help in the passing and running game will only aid the 24-year old’s development into a top NFL passer.