NFL World Reacts, Is Divided On Ryan Tannehill’s Comments About Mentoring Malik Willis

NFL Fans Are Divided On Ryan Tannehill's Comments About Malik Willis

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  • The Tennessee Titans drafted quarterback Malik Willis in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft.
  • Current starting QB Ryan Tannehill was recently asked if he’ll help mentor the rookie.
  • Tannehill’s response is dividing opinions in the NFL world.

I cannot pretend to have the mindset of an elite athlete as I, quite clearly, am not one. I maybe could’ve played college soccer but I unfortunately assigned myself the role of team clown until it was far too late. Now, here I am writing about sports instead of playing them. Karma, I believe they call it.

Speaking of karma, enter Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has found himself in the crosshairs of public opinion due to his recent comments about it “not being his job” to mentor rookie quarterback Malik Willis. The Titans drafted the 22-year-old former Liberty quarterback in the third round (86th overall pick) of the 2022 NFL Draft.

When asked about helping Willis learn his craft, Tannehill, perhaps controversially, said that it’s “not his job” to mentor the young signal-caller.

“I don’t think it’s my job to mentor him,” Tannehill said. “But if he learns from me along the way, that’s a great thing.”

Following Tannehill’s comments, the NFL world seemed to be pretty divided on his opinion as some people believe a good leader should help his teammates, while others agree that his job is to play quarterback and win games for the Titans:

Some fans question Ryan Tannehill’s leadership skills

While other fans agree that it’s not his job to mentor Willis

During his career as the Titans’ starting QB, Tannehill has posted a regular-season record of 30-12, while passing for 76 passing touchdowns and 27 interceptions, and running for another 18 touchdowns. The former Texas A&M product has a 2-3 record in the postseason with Tennessee, though.