It looks like the Tennessee Titans have some extreme regrets about a quarterback on the team.
The Tennessee Titans are in a fascinating spot when it comes to their quarterback situation. Ryan Tannehill, who has been the club’s starter since 2019, has one year remaining on his contract and teams reportedly believe he is on the trade block as we enter the 2023 NFL Draft.
Tennessee owns the No. 11 overall pick and could be a dark horse to take a quarterback either at that spot or they could possibly trade up. But that makes you wonder about their young QB in Malik Willis.
Peter King of NBC Sports answered that question in his latest Football Morning in America column.
According to a report Monday from Peter King, the Titans have lost faith in the young quarterback.
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Willis, who was a third-round draft pick in 2022, did not win anybody over with his play last season when Ryan Tannehill sustained an injury. The Liberty product averaged 4.5 yards per passing attempt, failing to record a passing touchdown but throwing three picks.
This is concerning information for a player who appeared to have so much promise coming out of college.
Willis started his college football career at Auburn University before transferring to Liberty University in 2019. In his first season at Liberty, Willis played in 13 games and completed 64.2% of his passes for 2,250 yards, 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also rushed for 944 yards and 14 touchdowns, showcasing his dynamic skills as a dual-threat quarterback.
In the 2020 season, Willis continued to impress, leading the Flames to a 10-1 record and a win in the Cure Bowl. He passed for 2,250 yards, 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions while rushing for 944 yards and 14 touchdowns, becoming the first player in Liberty history to record over 3,000 total yards in a season.
Willis went 1-2 as the starter and completed just 50.8% of his passes to go along with a 42.8 passer rating. He was then benched for veteran Joshua Dobbs for the final two games in the regular season and the passing attack was much better with Dobbs in over Willis.
Further in his report, King floated the possibility of Tennessee selecting C.J. Stroud as the franchise’s presumptive number-one quarterback.
Over the past few days, it seems as if the Houston Texans will be passing on selecting him, but that does not mean he will drop to the Titans. King had the Titans trading up in his latest mock draft to No. 3 overall to make that happen.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.