But for insurance, they’ve selected Malik Willis in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Draft experts predicted that Willis could be the first quarterback chosen and might be off the board in round one.
The Titans went for him with the 86th overall selection in the draft.
It’s uncertain if the rookie play-caller will see action during the regular season.
That scenario will likely happen if Tannehill has another monumental collapse.
Unfortunately for the Titans, their starter had a meltdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during last season’s Divisional Round.
He threw three interceptions to suffer a loss at home, even if Joe Burrow absorbed nine sacks.
Willis will be thrown into the fire if Tannehill is doing more harm than good.
When that happens, getting guidance from the veteran quarterback will help him perform better.
However, Tannehill expressed that mentoring Willis isn’t his job.
To which, former NFL player Ryan Clark shared his thoughts.
I see Ryan Tannehill is on his “Not my job to mentor” energy. It’s not, but man it makes you a good teammate. You can win without your QB being a good teammate but better for the team if he is. What a leader! Guess the Steelers’ DBs had it all wrong taking time w/ rookies & 💩
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) May 3, 2022
Clark tweeted, “I see Ryan Tannehill is on his “Not my job to mentor” energy. It’s not, but man it makes you a good teammate. You can win without your QB being a good teammate but better for the team if he is. What a leader! Guess the Steelers’ DBs had it all wrong taking time w/ rookies.”
Maintaining The Family Atmosphere
Does Tannehill feel threatened that the Titans selected Willis?
If yes, he must use the rookie’s presence as motivation to do better.
But in some ways, it should be the older player’s role to impart wisdom upon the younger ones.
Certainly, Tannehill had some figures throughout his NFL journey that guided him to become better.
He can still be accommodating of Willis while showing that he’s still the rightful starter.