> Titans’ QB Tannehill welcomes Malik Willis, no plans to mentor

Titans’ QB Tannehill welcomes Malik Willis, no plans to mentor

Titans’ QB Tannehill welcomes Malik Willis, no plans to mentor

  • Titans
May 04
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  • SportsWriters

The 2022 NFL draft resulted in a crowded quarterback roster for the Tennessee Titans ahead of the upcoming season.

As projected, the Titans drafted QB Malik Willis 86th overall in the third round on Saturday.

It is understandable that current Titans quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, was not too happy about the addition of a new quarterback. He said that he was not informed of anything prior to Willis’ acquisition.

Nevertheless, Tannehill responded by congratulating his new teammate right after the announcement.

“I texted Malik right after we drafted him … I wasn’t informed of that beforehand,” Tannehill said. “I have no problems with Malik and we’re looking to add talent and guys that can help us, so we’ll add him to the room and go from there.”

However, when asked about any mentoring possibilities, Tannehill said it would be unlikely since that is another job altogether.

“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 said on Tuesday.

He added, “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.”

In response to this, football Hall of Famer quarterback Kurt Warner offered his opinion. On his Twitter account, he said that he would be more than willing to mentor any junior quarterbacks interested.

"if he learns from me along the way, then that's a great thing"

- Ryan Tannehill

"I've worked through it, but therapy, talking to people, time helped. It took a lot of work to get through it,"

- Ryan Tannehill

"I was shocked. When I first found out, I'm like, "This isn't real, this isn't happening, it's a rumor,"

- Ryan Tannehill

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"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,"

- Ryan Tannehill

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