No. 1 Titans player on the training camp roster bubble: Malik Willis, QB
Veteran Ryan Tannehill and rookie Will Levis had gotten lots of attention in the offseason, albeit for different reasons. The former has been the subject of trade talks since the end of the 2022 season while the latter is trying to get acclimated to the NFL. Meanwhile, sophomore quarterback Malik Willis has mostly flown under the radar, for better or worse.
Willis, a third-round pick in last year's draft, doesn't seem to be part of the team's long-term plans. Otherwise, they wouldn't have invested an early-round pick on Willis. You could argue that you can never have too many quarterbacks but the truth is that even last season, the coaching staff didn't seem particularly high on him.
Willis ended up suiting up for eight games, making three starts and completing 50.87 percent of his passes with no touchdowns and three interceptions. Not surprisingly, Tennessee rolled the dice with journeyman Josh Dobbs with the season on the line instead of thrusting Willis onto the field.
Keep in mind that Robinson, who drafted Willis, is no longer with the Titans, and general manager Ran Carthon might not feel an obligation to keep him around since he inherited the Liberty product. As a matter of fact, he might be tempted to shop the young passer around and try to recoup more draft picks to continue restocking the roster.
Also moving on from Willis would pave the way for Levis to compete for the No. 2 job behind Tannehill and maybe even the starting nod. Think of it as addition by subtraction.