Mike Vrabel Reveals Frustrating Early Opinion on Starting Quarterback Plans in Week 18

Adam Taylor McKillop
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel revealed frustrating early thoughts on his starting quarterback plans in Week 18.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel revealed frustrating early thoughts on his starting quarterback plans in Week 18. / AP Photos/Zach Bolinger

The Tennessee Titans found themselves in a weird situation during Week 17's Thursday Night Football clash with the Dallas Cowboys. The game had zero impact on Tennessee's AFC South standings with a Week 18 winner-take-all matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars looming in Week 18.

That's just part of the reason head coach Mike Vrabel opted to start Joshua Dobbs under center for Ryan Tannehill, who was placed on the IR.

While the Titans lost a game they played without the majority of their starters (including Derrick Henry), Dobbs played leaps and bounds better than his rookie counterpart Malik Willis.

Vrabel revealed his thoughts on the starting quarterback situation for Week 18's win-and-you're-in matchup.

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Many would expect the head coach to throw his confidence all in on Dobbs, who played average football with 232 passing yards and 1 TD to 1 interception. He was comfortable in the pocket, made plays off script and did something Willis has been unable to accomplish in three starts: throw for at least 100 passing yards.

But, Vrabel offered a frustrating opinion and was unwilling to commit to either quarterback.

Willis may be the potential future of this franchise, but the rookie proved he's not ready for NFL action. Meanwhile, Dobbs has six years of experience at least backing up other NFL quarterbacks and playing on various practice squads.

Dobbs gives the Titans the best chance to win in Week 18 and make the playoffs for the fourth straight year. It's really that simple.

FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds show Tennessee at +200 to win the AFC South.

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