There are certain pressures with becoming the new $96-million man in Miami. However, Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, by all accounts, handled this offseason very well and made progress.

It was evident in organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp that Tannehill, 26, has grown as a leader and a player. Partially due to the Dolphins’ large financial commitment, Tannehill knows the 2015 Dolphins are his team. Anyone who doesn't fall in line with that will not be around very long.

Tannehill’s comfort level in the offense also has improved in his second season working with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Tannehill is making quicker reads and meshing well with his new receivers.

“He’s had a good offseason, he really has,” Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said of Tannehill. “He and I visited one on one a little bit [Tuesday] and talked about some things. I think you saw some really good things down in the red zone. Like I said, we spent a lot of time down there this offseason. We’ve worked on the chemistry between him and the receivers and conceptually we’ve added a couple things that are slightly different and then reinforced other things.

“I think it’s been a productive offseason for him; I think he feels good about it. He’s the type of guy that’s going to continue working here in these five weeks leading up to training camp.”

In the past, Tannehill had issues with inconsistent practices. He would follow up one or two good practices with a poor practice, which is pretty much what we've seen from Tannehill in games during his first three seasons.