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Because the Tennessee Titans were consistently getting blown out by the Buffalo Bills on the solution to a 41-7 loss on Monday Night Football, it became apparent that starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was overmatched.
The 34-year-old completed 11 of 20 passes for 117 yards and two interceptions, among that was returned for a touchdown. The lackluster performance had many fans online clamoring for Tannehill to be replaced by rookie quarterback Malik Willis, plus they got their wish.
Tannehill was benched after throwing the pick-six, and Willis made his NFL debut in the 3rd quarter of Monday’s game. However, things didn’t go far better for the 23-year-old, as he went 1-of-4 for six yards and ran the ball four times for 16 yards and a lost fumble.
With the Titans falling to 0-2, a lot of the chatter on social media marketing centered round the team’s quarterback position, with Willis getting the majority of the attention:
“sorry Ryan, it’s Malik Willis time.” pic.twitter.com/AgfdAjKPh5
Thor Nystrom @thorku
This Titans offense, but with Malik Willis
gabb goudy @gabbgoudy
put malik willis in the overall game now @Titans
Sam Phalen @Sam_Phalen
Hand up…I did so not need “Malik Willis in at QB by Week 2” on my 2022 #Titans Bingo card.
Tennessee includes a large amount of questions to answer. Tannehill will probably remain the team’s starter, but also for just how long? The Titans can’t afford to belong to a deeper hole this year after finishing because the No. 1 seed in the AFC this past year.
If Tannehill puts forth another performance like he previously Monday, you will have no shortage of fans calling for Willis to function as team’s starter for all of those other season.