It has been a rough few weeks for the Tennessee Titans after the team was able to get the best of the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4, as Mike Vrabel and his squad have lost two straight games to the division-rival Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens.
Along with seemingly heading in the wrong direction after Week 6 with only two wins on the year thus far, the Titans are now dealing with an ankle injury that starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is dealing with.
Fortunately, the Titans are heading into their bye week, which will give Tannehill some much-needed extra time to get that ankle right before they take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8 on Oct. 29 at home in Tennessee at Nissan Stadium.
With Tannehill’s playing status for Week 8 currently up in the air, Vrabel was reluctant to let it be known whether he’ll go with rookie Will Levis or Malik Willis against the Falcons, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
#Titans coach Mike Vrabel tells reporters that QB Ryan Tannehill’s ankle injury is similar to last year and they’ll make a decision on his availability after the bye. No word yet on if it’ll be Malik Willis or Will Levis if Tannehill can't go.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2023
Before going down with an ankle injury, Tannehill continued to struggle as he couldn’t get much of anything going for the Titans’ offense, throwing for 76 yards and an interception while only completing half of his passes (8/16).
Willis didn’t do much better but basically matched Tannehill’s production with half the completions (4/5), finishing with 74 yards passing without a touchdown or an interception.
At this point, the Titans coaching staff has to be considering a change at the quarterback position, which makes this an opportunity for the team to test out Willis for an entire game or give Levis his first shot on the NFL level.NEXT: Former Player Explains Exactly How Titans Can Beat The Ravens