Titans Quarterback Tannehill Unlikely for Week 16

The Tennessee Titans apparently have doubts about the availability of their starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill for Week 16, and they're adjusting accordingly. The team signed quarterback Josh Dobbs to their 53-man roster off the Detroit Lions practice squad, indicating Tannehill could miss Saturday's matchup with the Texans.

Tannehill suffered an ankle injury in the Titans' 17-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15. He missed a drive in the second quarter but returned and eventually played 84% of the offensive snaps. 

Dobbs, who has never started a game and hasn't completed a regular season pass since 2020, will likely serve as backup to rookie quarterback Malik Willis, who is expected to start. Willis has started two games and appeared in five more for the Titans this season, netting a minuscule 139 passing yards on 44 dropbacks. Despite his lack of production, the Titans went 1-1 in his starts.

Willis was the 86th overall pick in this year's draft after two solid years with the Liberty Flames. He threw for 5107 passing yards, 47 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions in 23 appearances with the team and added 1822 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns. Neither his passing nor his running has translated so far to the NFL level.
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