Titans did not seek the advice of Ryan Tannehill earlier than deciding on Malik Willis

The Titans made issues attention-grabbing of their quarterbacks room Friday after they traded as much as choose Liberty quarterback Malik Willis with the No. 86 choose. Talking with reporters, Titans GM Jon Robinson stated the entrance workplace didn’t seek the advice of with veteran QB Ryan Tannehill earlier than making the choice, by way of Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com. Additional, the chief appeared to point that Willis’ enjoying time can be depending on the rookie’s growth (vs. Tannehill’s manufacturing).

“His position can be decided by how shortly he is available in right here and learns the offense and improves and features the respect of his teammates,” Robinson stated, by way of ESPN’s Turron Davenport.

“[Willis] was the most effective participant on the board, and we’re excited to have him on the workforce. Good arm, athletic, strikes round effectively and has a very good skillset. He throws an excellent ball and is hard to sort out. He’s bought a number of work to do like all these rookies do.”

Tannehill has seen loads of workforce success throughout his three years with the Titans, guiding the squad to a 30-13 common season document. Nevertheless, you possibly can’t blame the Titans for searching for a QB with a better upside. Tannehill completed final season with solely 21 touchdowns vs. 14 interceptions and the Titans have had two-straight one-and-done appearances within the postseason.

In fact, yesterday’s transfer doesn’t essentially point out that Tannehill is slowly being pushed out of Tennessee. Whereas some pundits consider Willis has first-round expertise, he was nonetheless chosen within the third spherical, a choose that’s simple to jot down off. Maybe the Willis choice will even mild a hearth beneath Tannehill and solidify the 33-year-old because the workforce’s sure-fire starter going ahead.

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