Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans’ quarterback, says he will be a great teammate to Malik Willis. However, he feels that mentor comments are out of control.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill His comments about not having the job of mentoring 2022's third-round NFL draft picks is not appreciated. Malik Willis They have been exaggerated.

Tannehill stated that he meant no disrespect for Malik or any other similar person on Tuesday. “We have been in constant communication ever since he was drafted. I am disappointed at how things turned out. My entire career, starting as a child playing youth sports, I have been a great teammate.

Tannehill answered a question about Willis' mentoring earlier this month and said that he understands the dynamics of a quarterback room but it wasn't his job as a mentor. Mike Vrabel, Titans coach, said that Tannehill's job is to ensure the team wins games.

Tannehill stated Tuesday that he reached out immediately to Willis after his comments hit the headlines. Tannehill said that Willis and him will compete. He also stressed that he is open to helping Willis and being a great friend. Tannehill also stated that he is a leader of the team and has the responsibility to help rookies.

“As soon the storm was over, my hand went out to him and I said, “Hey, buddy, I'm going for it. I'm going with you. They make this seem so easy. He stated that it wasn't what it was made out to look like. He has been great. He was great all the time. It's been great having him in the room to build that relationship.

Tannehill claimed he takes “seriously” the term mentor, which may explain his misunderstanding of earlier comments.

“There are only a handful of people that I consider mentors. Although there are many people who helped me in my career, I only consider a few mentors. “Mentorship is something both people must want. Both people have have to agree to it. It's going to require a lot time, energy, and focus.

Tennessee was open to the possibility of selecting a future quarterback before the draft. The No. 1 seed in the AFC was the Titans. The Titans were the No. 1 seed in AFC, but lost to the Cincinnati Bengals Last season, the divisional round of playoffs was held at home. Tannehill's 3 interceptions played a role in the loss.

Monday was the Titans' first day as a group. Tannehill and Willis seem to be heading in the right direction, so far.

Willis stated that “it's been cool.” “He is a great guy who works very hard and wants everyone's work. He's someone to look up to.

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