Mike Vrabel Dec 18, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stands on the side line during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

While there’s not question that veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be the starter for the Tennessee Titans this upcoming NFL season, the team’s backup quarterback spot seems to be up for grabs. But this week, second-year quarterback Malik Willis made a major move toward earning that role.

Malik Willis is competing with rookie quarterback Will Levis to earn the team’s backup quarterback role, but Levis suffered an injury this week during practice and missed this weekend’s preseason matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, allowing Willis to take the majority of the reps at quarterback.

Willis made the most of the opportunity, going 10-of-17 for 85 yards, a touchdown, and an interception through the air while finishing with 91 yards on the ground. And that seemed to impress head coach Mike Vrabel, who praised his playmaking ability after the game.

“He’s such a dynamic player,” Vrabel said according to Nick Suss of the Tennessean. “When it’s not there and opportunities present themselves, whether it’s 30 yards on a scramble down the sideline or a 30-yard completion, it’s 30 yards.”

We’ll have to see whether or not his performance this preseason has been enough to earn him the No. 2 quarterback spot for the Titans this year.

[The Tennessean]