Ryan Tannehill Tennessee Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass during a training camp practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. Nas 0809 Titans Camp 035

The Tennessee Titans have been without their starting quarterback over the last few weeks. But it appears that might be coming to an end. Ryan Tannehill was a full participant in practice on Thursday and appears in line to play on Sunday.

NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted on Thursday, “Titans’ QB Ryan Tannehill was a full participant in practice today, putting him on track to start Sunday vs. the Broncos.”

Tannehill started the first five games of the season for the AFC South-leading Titans. But he’s since missed action since Week 7 after suffering an ankle injury. The injury led to rookie quarterback Malik Willis assuming control of the position. Willis played well enough with what the Titans asked him to do. For the most part, that was “hand the ball off to Derrick Henry.” Henry, who carried the ball 49 times for 334 yards and four touchdowns in the last two games, definitely was a nice piece for Willis to lean on.

With Tannehill’s status cleared, Willis will go back to the bench. He is still a promising, burgeoning talent. So this probably isn’t the last we’ll hear from him. Tennessee didn’t have a difficult decision to make here, with Tannehill’s cap hit at $38.6 million this season. After 2023 there’s a potential out. But that’s a topic for another day.

Tannehill and the Titans play the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon in Nashville.

[Adam Schefter]

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