The Dolphins drafted Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall choice in 2012. He spent seven injury-plagued seasons in Miami before the team traded him to the Titans.

He faces his former team for the first time Sunday.

“I am thankful for my time in Miami,” Tannehill said Wednesday, via Jim Wyatt of the team website. “That was a special time of my life. I grew a lot there as a person and as a player. I became a father. I grew as a husband. I grew on the field as well. Thankful for my time there. As far as people, there are not a whole lot of players left that were there (when I was there). There are handful of guys that are still on the team, but there has been a lot of turnover there.