Tennessee Titans Rumors: Team Has "Lost Faith" In Young Quarterback

The Tennessee Titans' plans for their quarterback position in the upcoming 2023 NFL season have been the subject of much speculation and rumors.

Reports suggest that the team may have lost confidence in second-year quarterback Malik Willis, who struggled during his limited playing time in 2022, with a completion percentage of just 50.8% and a passer rating of 42.8.

It is unclear whether the Titans plan to keep Willis as their backup option or seek a new quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Peter King of NBC Sports recently published a mock draft that sheds some light on the Titans' thoughts on Willis. According to King, the Titans have "lost faith" in Willis and could potentially trade up to the third pick in the draft to select Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud.

King believes that Titans head coach Mike Vrabel's close relationship with Ohio State coach Ryan Day will provide valuable insight into Stroud's abilities, and that Vrabel will be a good coach for Stroud.

It is worth noting that Vrabel benched Willis for the last two games of last season in favor of journeyman quarterback Josh Dobbs, who had just joined the team before being thrust into the starting role.

Not a good look for Willis.

This move deprived Willis of valuable playing time, and it appears that the Titans have been scouting rookie quarterbacks in this year's draft.

Willis may still have a chance to compete for the backup job in training camp, but there is also a possibility that he could be cut before the start of the season if he does not perform well, it's unlikely, but it's a possibility.

The 23-year-old was the Titans' third-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Overall, the Tennessee Titans' plans for their quarterback position remain uncertain, but it is clear that they are exploring all their options in the draft and evaluating their current roster, including Malik Willis. Photo Credit:  Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA TODAY NETWORK