The Tennessee Titans are having a rough start to the 2022 NFL season.
After their one-point defeat to the New York Giants, they were dominated by the Buffalo Bills in their Week 2 encounter.
Unfortunately, Ryan Tannehill‘s game went downhill in a span of one week.
In Week 1, he had a decent stat line of 20 completions for 266 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
But against the Bills, he had 11 passes for 117 yards and two interceptions.
Worst yet, the game was close until the first quarter only.
Buffalo went on a 34-0 run in the next two quarters to settle the final score, 41-7.
With the game out of reach, the backup quarterbacks from both teams saw some playing time.
Case Keenum had two passing attempts but gained zero yards.
Likewise, Malik Willis saw his first taste of NFL regular season action.
Malik Willis’ stats in his first taste of NFL regular season action:
• 6 PASS YDS
• 4 CAR
• 16 RSH YDS
• 1 fumble pic.twitter.com/uJODBxtNZw
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) September 20, 2022
It was a rough outing for the former Liberty standout after completing just one of four passes for 6 yards.
However, he had four carries for 16 yards.
His inexperience was also evident with his lost fumble.
Titans fans are hoping that Willis is the franchise quarterback they have been looking for since the late Steve McNair.
Willis Taking Over For Tannehill?
The time has not yet come for head coach Mike Vrabel to make the transition from Tannehill to Willis.
After all, it’s just one bad game for the veteran quarterback.
But a string of bad performances may lead Vrabel to alter the depth chart.
The Titans will have a different dynamic on offense if Willis will be their quarterback.
He will be a versatile play-caller that can hurt defenses with his feet.
With over 2,000 rushing yards in college for both Auburn and Liberty, he could relive some burden in the run game from Derrick Henry.