Mike Vrabel Reveals' Titans Starting Quarterback Plan for Week 16

Isaiah De Los Santos
Mike Vrabel has revealed the Tennessee Titans' starting QB plan for Week 16.
Mike Vrabel has revealed the Tennessee Titans' starting QB plan for Week 16. / (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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The Tennessee Titans faced a major injury scare right away in Week 15 after quarterback Ryan Tannehill was knocked out of the game with an ankle issue. Backup Malik Willis came in for two drives, but Tannehill returned and was able to play the rest of the contest despite being hobbled.

Head coach Mike Vrabel has discussed his team's current plan at QB heading into Week 16 after Tannehill's injury troubles.

Vrabel told reporters that if Tannehill is "healthy" and "can play," he'll be Tennessee's starter in Week 16. The veteran will work "extremely hard" to get into game shape ahead of the team's matchup against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Vrabel's answer isn't a major surprise. The team went back to Tannehill despite clearly being injured in Week 15 instead of letting him sit and keeping Willis in at QB. Vrabel praised Willis' handling of the situation on Sunday, but it seems the Titans don't want to run the young gunslinger out unless they absolutely have to.

Still, Tannehill will have some work ahead of him to make sure he can be cleared for Week 16. He's been plagued by ankle issues in 2022 and it's clear they're not going away. He also didn't inspire much confidence after returning against the Los Angeles Chargers, throwing for just 165 yards and a costly interception.

Tannehill's health is a major story to watch ahead of the team's game against the Houston Texans on Saturday. Tennessee is an early 7-point favorite in that contest, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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