Mike Wallace says Ryan Tannehill might be able to throw farther than Roethlisberger

Marc Serota

Former Steelers WR Mike Wallace is excited about the arm strength and future of his new quarterback.

The Miami Dolphins brought in former Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace this offseason in an effort to add a vertical element to their offense.

Based on the arm strength of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Wallace feels that vertical element can come quickly. He feels Tannehill migh have an edge over Roethlisberger in that regard.

He also feels Tannehill can duplicate Roethlisberger's winning ways as well, according to Orlando Sun-Sentinel reporter Chris Perkins.

"Ryan can really fling it,"Wallace said. "I think from a deep ball perspective Ryan may be able to throw the ball a little bit farther than Ben.

"Obviously, Ben is more experienced in a game-time situation, but the way it's going it won't take long for him to be one of the great quarterbacks at all."

Tannehill completed 45.7 percent of his passes of 21 yards or more in 2012, the third-highest percentage in the NFL among quarterbacks with 30 or more attempts from that distance. However, Tannehill and Roethlisberger are nearly neck-and-neck from 15 yards and deeper in the same stat.

Perkins noted Wallace "didn't dare" put Tannehill in the same class as Roethlisberger, but it's clear he's enjoying his time with the Dolphins and the direction in which the team is working.

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