The Tennessee Titans entered their Week 8 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons with several questions.
Will Levis was making his first start at quarterback in relief of Tannehill, making many wonder what their offense would look like.
He responded well to pre-game criticisms, throwing four touchdowns in the Titans’ eventual win.
One of the most significant factors to the Titans’ offensive success was the duo of Levis and DeAndre Hopkins, who caught three of Levis’ touchdown passes.
After this game, Hopkins was questionable for their Week 9 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, potentially leaving Levis to find a new number-one target.
However, Tom Pelissero has recently announced that Hopkins will play in Thursday Night Football, a sigh of relief for Levis, who is making his second career start.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 2, 2023
Hopkins was suffering from a toe injury, something that can linger in players for a long time.
He might be able to play in Week 9, but this could turn into a situation to monitor given recent league history with toe injuries.
Regardless of what his future impact and availability are, for now, all the Titans can focus on is this game.
The Steelers are rolling out Kenny Pickett to face off against Levis despite injuries of his own.
Both young quarterbacks are trying to establish themselves as bonafide starters in the NFL and will have an opportunity to do that in primetime.
With Levis officially having Hopkins available in this game, he’ll have a greater chance to show what he can do with an established veteran.NEXT: Derrick Henry Breaks Silence On Lingering Trade Rumors