Tim Kelly is the key to long term success for Malik Willis

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The best plan for Malik Willis

Before the clock struck 9 P.M. on Friday night in the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, the quarterback landscape in Nashville may have changed forever thanks to the draft selection of Liberty QB Malik Willis.

The Tennessee Titans took a gargantuan chance Saturday night that could affect their future for years to come. After trading away the 90th and 169th picks to the Raiders, the Titans decided with the newly acquired 86th pick that quarterback Malik Willis was going to be a big part of their future plans.

Most draft analysts listed Malik Willis as the best quarterback in this draft class. Unfortunately for Willis teams passed on the 6’1 215 lb. junior from Liberty because he just didn’t have the refined technique to be an instant starter in the NFL.

At this point, it is crystal clear that Willis will be using his rookie year to learn and build his ability to properly play and excel at his position.

Of course, it’s not that Willis is without any hope. In fact, no quarterback had so much hype and buildup after his showing at the 2022 NFL Combine and then at Liberty’s Pro Day.

In the simplest of terms, Willis is a talented (albeit raw) quarterback with a cannon of an arm and unbelievable athletic ability that must be properly developed to the fullest potential. But who in the Titans organization could take on a task so daunting and challenging?