The Tennessee Titans are preparing rookie quarterback Will Levis to start Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Ryan Tannehill is dealing with a high ankle sprain and is unlikely to play. He suffered the injury in Week 6 but has decided not to have surgery.
Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel left the door open Tuesday for the Titans to use a two-quarterback system versus Atlanta featuring Levis and Malik Willis. Levis is expected to be the primary quarterback, according to Rapoport.
Week 8 will mark Levis’ NFL debut, as the second-round pick hasn’t been active for a game yet this season. The 24-year-old joined the Titans as the 33rd overall pick after a standout college career at Kentucky.
Willis – Tennessee’s backup through the campaign’s first six games – attempted 66 passes in eight appearances (three starts) as a rookie in 2022. The 24-year-old, whom the Titans drafted in the third round out of Liberty, didn’t pass for any touchdowns while tossing three interceptions.
Tennessee ranks 25th in scoring in 2023, averaging 17.3 points per game. The Titans, who are coming off a bye, sit in the AFC South’s basement with a 2-4 record.