Malik Willis

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Malik Willis Could Be A Trade Candidate

The Tennessee Titans were very pleased with quarterback Malik Willis' preseason performance and there's still a chance he'll open the season as the backup behind starter Ryan Tannehill and ahead of second-round rookie Will Levis. However, ESPN's Dan Graziano suggests the pick the Titans used on Levis strongly indicates a belief that he can be the team's starter eventually, which would leave Willis as the odd man out. Willis' ability and physical traits made him a highly regarded prospect before the 2022 draft, and there are certainly teams that would be interested in him if the Titans decided to move on. The 24-year-old looked a bit lost in eight games as a rookie, but he appears to have taken a second-year leap and could benefit from a change of scenery. Right now, Willis is only worth stashing in dynasty/keeper formats.

Sep 1, 2023 11:18 AM EST

Malik Willis Throws Two Touchdowns In Preseason Finale

Tennessee Titans quarterback Malik Willis completed 15-of-20 passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Friday's 23-7 preseason win over New England. Willis surprisingly ran for only 17 yards despite playing the entire night after the first drive, instead providing a mix of good and bad plays with his arm. The 2022 third-round draft pick participated in a few games last year, and his appearances went about as poorly as possible. It was so bad that Willis was eventually benched down the stretch. On the plus side, the athletic QB added some value with his legs so that he might emerge as a dual threat someday. In the meantime, the 24-year-old will sit and learn behind veteran Ryan Tannehill and rookie Will Levis.

Aug 26, 2023 6:28 AM EST

Malik Willis Throws For 85 Yards In Win

Tennessee Titans quarterback Malik Willis completed 10 of his 17 passing attempts for 85 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the team's preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings. He posted a lackluster passing game but rushed 11 times for 91 yards. Willis played the entire game for Tennessee because Will Levis (lower-body) was out of action with an injury. Willis and Levis are fighting for the backup role behind Ryan Tannehill. Neither should see meaningful regular season snaps if Tannehill stays healthy the Titans are in the thick of the AFC South race.

Aug 20, 2023 12:32 PM EST

Remains backup for now

Willis remains the backup quarterback in the immediate aftermath of the draft, but he will have to earn the role moving forward, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

May 1, 2023 8:01 PM EST

Will be backup QB Saturday

Willis will operate as the backup quarterback behind Joshua Dobbs for Saturday's regular season finale against Jacksonville, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Jan 2, 2023 2:14 PM EST

Candidate to start finale

Coach Mike Vrabel is still deciding whether Willis or Joshua Dobbs will start the regular season finale against the Jaguars, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Dec 30, 2022 11:52 AM EST

Not expected to start Thursday

The Titans are expected to start Josh Dobbs rather than Willis in Thursday night's game against the Cowboys, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report.

Dec 29, 2022 9:56 AM EST

Getting another start Thursday

Willis will start Thursday's game against Dallas with Ryan Tannehill (ankle) ruled out again, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Dec 28, 2022 1:30 PM EST

Ugly effort in loss

Willis completed 14 of 23 passes for 99 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 19-14 loss to the Texans. He added seven rushes for 43 yards and a touchdown.

Dec 24, 2022 3:45 PM EST

Should get at least two starts

Willis is expected to start Saturday's game against the Texans as well as the Titans' Week 17 matchup with the Cowboys next Thursday while Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is sidelined through at least Week 18 after undergoing a surgical procedure earlier this week, Adam Schefter of reports.

Dec 24, 2022 5:40 AM EST

Stepping in for injured Tannehill

Head coach Mike Vrabel confirmed Thursday that Willis will start Saturday's game against the Texans with Ryan Tannehill (ankle) ruled out for the contest, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Dec 22, 2022 11:21 AM EST

Sees action in Sunday's loss

Willis completed three of four passes for 20 yards and gained eight rushing yards on one carry in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Chargers.

Dec 18, 2022 6:46 PM EST

Plays in garbage time

Willis completed two of four passes for 16 yards in Sunday's 35-10 loss to the Eagles. He also ran the ball once for eight yards.

Dec 6, 2022 7:01 PM EST

Back to No. 2 role

Willis will return to a backup role Sunday against the Broncos with Ryan Tannehill (ankle) active for the contest and cleared to start, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Nov 13, 2022 9:06 AM EST

Struggles in second start

Willis completed just five of 16 pass attempts for 80 yards and rushed eight times for 40 yards in Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss to Kansas City.

Nov 6, 2022 11:13 PM EST

Draws another start Sunday

With Ryan Tannehill (ankle) inactive for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs, Willis is in line for his second consecutive start at QB for the Titans, Turron Davenport of ESPN reports.

Nov 6, 2022 4:03 PM EST

Could be in line for another start

Willis took most of the first-team reps in practice this week and could be on tap for another start Sunday in Kansas City with Ryan Tannehill (ankle) listed as questionable for the contest but uncertain to be available, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Nov 6, 2022 6:54 AM EST

Does little in first start

Willis completed six of 10 passes for 55 yards and an interception while adding 12 rushing yards on five carries in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Texans.

Oct 30, 2022 7:37 PM EST

Slated for debut

Willis is expected to start Sunday against the Texans with Ryan Tannehill (illness/ankle) officially unable to play, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Oct 29, 2022 11:58 AM EST

Prepping for possible Week 8 start

Willis took reps with the first-team offense at Friday's practice and would be in line to start Sunday against the Texans if Ryan Tannehill (ankle) -- who is listed as questionable for the contest -- is unable to play, Terry McCormick of reports.

Oct 28, 2022 12:20 PM EST