The Tennessee Titans may be on their bye week for Week 7, but they’ve got a lot to assess during their time off.
At 2-4 and last in the AFC South, the Titans are in serious danger of missing the postseason if they’re unable to figure things out on both sides of the ball.
Tennessee’s play has regressed, especially offensively as Ryan Tannehill looks like he’s on the downswing of his career.
However, Tannehill may be sidelined for multiple weeks after he suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6.
High-ankle sprains typically force players to miss multiple games, though at this point the Titans have communicated that the veteran quarterback could suit up in Week 8.
Despite their optimism, it sounds like they’re preparing to be without Tannehill as they’re looking at both Malik Willis and Will Levis as their potential starter via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
It isn't clear who would actually get the start.
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Willis got the call to replace Tannehill in the fourth quarter against the Ravens and threw for 74 yards.
The second-year signal-caller would appear to be the favorite considering head coach Mike Vrabel went with him in place of Tannehill, though Levis could offer more upside.
The Atlanta Falcons have been one of the better defensive teams in the league thus far, so either quarterback could have trouble moving the football against them.
If Tannehill is ultimately unable to go, Vrabel could just opt to lean on the running game with Derrick Henry in order to ease the burden off of Willis or Levis.NEXT: Mike Vrabel Gives An Injury Update On Ryan Tannehill