Titans bench Malik Willis for Josh Dobbs on ‘Thursday Night Football’

4 weeks ago 10

Josh Dobbs is expected to marque his archetypal vocation commencement for the Tennessee Titans connected Thursday nighttime against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Titans signed Dobbs disconnected of the Detroit Lions’ signifier squad past week and are opting to commencement him implicit their 2022 third-round draught prime backmost Malik Willis.

Ryan Tannehill, the Titans accustomed starting quarterback, underwent ankle country past week and is retired for astatine slightest the regular season, and apt the postseason if Tennessee makes it in.

Willis has yet to propulsion a touchdown walk oregon surpass 100 passing yards successful immoderate of his 3 starts successful spot of the injured Tannehill. He has rushed for 123 yards and scored his archetypal rushing touchdown past week against the Houston Texans. The Titans are 1-2 successful his 3 starts.

Besides Tannehill, the Titans person besides ruled retired Pro Bowl antiaircraft tackle Jeffery Simmons, and Pro Bowl moving backmost Derrick Henry is doubtful to play.

Joshua Dobbs with the BrownsJoshua Dobbs with the BrownsGetty Images
Malik WillisMalik WillisGetty Images

Starting Josh Dobbs is simply a Hail Mary for the Titans, who don’t request to triumph Thursday nighttime successful bid to person a win-and-in crippled against the Jacksonville Jaguars adjacent week. Titans violative coordinator Todd Downing is moving arsenic hard arsenic helium tin to get Dobbs ready.

“He’s a precise agleam young antheral and he’s moving truly hard to prime everything up,” Downing said. “There’s immoderate familiarity and carryover successful the terminology from wherever helium was in Cleveland. I was with (Browns manager Kevin) Stefanski successful Minnesota truthful I tin effort to springiness immoderate ‘Spanish to English’ to him a small bit. I deliberation arsenic agelong arsenic we tin place what he’s comfy with, that’ll find the volume.”

Dobbs has appeared successful six NFL games, each with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has 45 full passing yards and 1 interception. He besides rushed for 31 yards.

The Titans instrumentality connected the Cowboys connected “Thursday Night Football” connected Amazon Prime Video.