Titans Make Malik Willis No. 2 QB Over Rookie Will Levis; Will He Replace Struggling Tannehill?

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The Tennessee Titans have made second-year quarterback Malik Willis their backup to Ryan Tannehill, passing rookie Will Levis for the role.

The decision was made evident when the team’s inactive list for their Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints was released, with Willis being listed as active while Levis was designated as the third quarterback.

Malik Willis, a 3rd-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, had faced uncertainty about his roster spot entering the offseason. However, he managed to secure the backup quarterback position after competing with Will Levis, a 2nd-round pick from the 2023 Draft, throughout training camp and preseason.

The decision to name Willis as the backup quarterback came before of a challenging Week 1 performance by the Titans’ starter Ryan Tannehill.

Tannehill struggled mightily, failing to throw a touchdown pass and throwing three interceptions while passing for fewer than 200 yards.

The Titans narrowly lost the game to the Saints by just one point.

With Tannehill’s performance raising questions, there is growing speculation about when we might see Malik Willis take the field for the Titans.

As the season progresses, the focus might be on the Malik Willis, as fans might wonder if and when he will be called upon to step in for the struggling Tannehill.