Ryan Tannehill is not here to be a mentor to a young QB that may end up replacing him.
For the first time since the Tennessee Titans drafted quarterback Malik Willis in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft, quarterback Ryan Tannehill touched on the selection of the Liberty signal-caller, who the team hopes will be the next franchise quarterback.
“I texted Malik right after we drafted him as well,” Tannehill revealed after noting he had reached out to wide receiver Treylon Burks on the same day he was drafted in the first round, but didn’t get a response before finally talking to him on Saturday. “I wasn’t informed of that (drafting a quarterback) beforehand, but same thing with A.J. — the team is going to do the best thing that they think is in the best interest of the team.”
As far as mentoring the young signal-caller who could eventually take his place, Tannehill said it isn’t his job to mentor a player who he considers competition.
“That’s part of being in a quarterback room, in the same room. We’re competing against each other, we’re watching the same tape, we’re doing the same drills,” Tannehill explained. “I don’t think it’s my job to mentor him, but if he learns from me along the way, then that’s a great thing.”
Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner isn’t a fan of Tannehill’s outlook on the situation.
“I will never understand the ‘I’m not here to mentor the next guy’ mentality… so for all you young QBs that need a mentor, DM me & Ill be that guy, happy to help in any way I can!” Warner wrote on Twitter.
“I never want to beat a guy out for job just bc the other guy isn’t at his best – I want him at his best and then the best man win… maybe I’m just wired differently!” he added.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.