There are many things that separate these two players, such as experience and playing style. But perhaps the most glaring difference is the quarterbacks' ability -- and inability -- to throw the deep ball.
Tannehill leads the NFL in long-ball accuracy, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He's completed 54.2 percent of passes 21 yards or more and has a 127.1 passer rating when throwing deep. Tannehill has a big arm and is very effective when using it.
Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick is dead last in long-ball accuracy. He's just 4-of-22 (18.2 percent) on passes 21 yards or longer. Fitzpatrick has an NFL-worst 41.1 passer rating when trying to throw deep. It's also resulted in three interceptions.
Thursday will mark the first head-to-head meeting between these two AFC East quarterbacks. Both players can be effective in their own way. But when it comes to deep passes, Tannehill has a huge advantage over Fitzpatrick.