Ryan Tannehill’s standing in the hierarchy of NFL quarterbacks is changing, but the leader of the Miami Dolphins’ offense isn’t impressed with what many label as his breakout season.

Tannehill has no desire to prop up his respectable career numbers and glorify his individual statistics, which have been trending upward.

“Honestly, all I care about is winning. Wish we could have won some more games, and that’s what we’re working toward in the future,” said Tannehill, who will start his 48th game against the New York Jets on Sunday. “Individual stats don’t really matter if you’re not getting the wins.”

While the Dolphins (8-7) have been eliminated from playoff contention, a win over the Jets would produce the franchise’s first winning season since 2008, and Tannehill would have a 24-24 record in his three seasons.

That’s a step in the right direction for the former Texas A&M standout, who is comfortably settling into the new spread offense Bill Lazor brought to Miami last offseason.

Tannehill struggled in the season’s first month but he’s shown steady improvement since.

His completion percentage has drastically improved (67.0) as a result of short passes, which consistently move the chains. His completion percentage is on pace for the second-highest in franchise history, and he’s not far from Chad Pennington’s record (67.4).

“His accuracy has been better. His decision making has been better,” said Coach Joe Philbin. “I’ve been pleased with his development.”

Tannehill has thrown 26 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions this season. His 93.2 passer rating has him ranked as the NFL’s 15th-best quarterback, one spot behind Kansas City’s Alex Smith and one spot ahead of Baltimore’s Joe Flacco.

“I think I’m just more comfortable in the offense,” Tannehill said. “I think it took me some reps just to get comfortable with the system and the combinations we’re using and putting the ball in the right spot at the right time. I finally settled down.”