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Ryan Tannehill was drafted by the Miami Dolphins back in 2012 as a first-round, 8th-overall pick, and it was the first time the Dolphins had taken a quarterback in the first round since Dan Marino in 1983.

Ryan Tannehill Rookie Year Stats: 16 games | 12 TD passes | 3294 passing yards | 48.4 QBR

The buzz around Tannehill was enticing, with many predicting he would be the man to take the Dolphins back to being playoff regulars.

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Although this was not quite the case, Tannehill did impress with the Dolphins, consistently improving his team until injuries struck in 2016, the same year the Dolphins made the playoffs for the first time in 8 years.

After two more injury-hit seasons, Tannehill moved on to the Titans, where he made it to the Conference Championship game in his first season.

Tannehill went straight in as the starting QB in his rookie season, starting all 16 games and achieving an average passer rating of 58.3 in a struggling team at the time.


2012 Ryan Tannehill Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph #204

This is a lovely card. There is a full-body photograph of Tannehill on the right holding the ball with the signed rookie ticket on the left. The ticket is in orange on a Dolphins blue background, and the on-card autograph is at the bottom.

There are around 500 of these cards, so they are rare enough to have real value but are also accessible. There is also a slightly rarer parallel where Tannehill looks left instead of straight on.


2012 Ryan Tannehill National Treasures Patch Autograph RC #304

This is always a popular card, especially the rookie editions, and this one features Tannehill on the right, the big patch on the left, and the autograph down at the bottom.

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This card is serial numbered up to 99, and there are also Gold (#/49), Black (#/25), Platinum (#/5), NFL Shield Red (1/1), and Printing Plates (1/1).


2012 Ryan Tannehill Panini Prizm RC #232

The Tannehill edition of the ever-popular Prizm Autograph set features a picture of the QB as the main focus in the center, with a border that is colored concerning the parallel that it is and an autograph at the bottom.

There are a lot of parallels, as usual, ranging from rare to less rare, and of course, the rarer the card, the more valuable it is respectively.



  • 2012 Panini Contenders
  • 2012 Panini Prizm
  • 2012 National Treasures RPA
  • 2012 Topps Chrome
  • 2012 Topps Finest
  • 2012 Panini Momentum
  • 2012 Topps Platinum Xfractor
  • 2012 Finest Pulsar Refractor
  • 2012 Leaf Ultimate Draft
  • 2012 Panini Threads
  • 2012 Bowman Sterling
  • 2012 Finest Atomic
  • 2012 Topps Platinum Patch Auto Refractor


Ryan Tannehill Rookie Card Value

The most expensive Ryan Tannehill rookie cards are his National Treasures and Panini Contenders, selling for slightly more than $1k. If you want to purchase a Tannehill RC and want some advice, please email us at


Investment Outlook

Investment Rating: Pass (2.8 out of 5)
Best Ryan Tannehill Rookie Card: 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph #204
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This deep into a quarterbacks NFL career, you usually have a good idea of the trajectory of their rookie cards, but Tannehill is a little bit of an enigma. He has shown his talent throughout his career but without really a great deal of success. He looks closer to success with this Titans team than he ever did with the Dolphins, and if this happens, he will undoubtedly see a significant RC valuation increase.

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