Levis was projected by most scouts to be a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, but he moved up to Day 2, as the Titans moved up to select him 33rd overall. The Kentucky product boasts a massive arm and experience running a pro-style scheme but had issues with turnovers and accuracy at the college level.
The rookie entered training camp battling Willis for backup duty, but a hamstring injury in mid-August during a joint practice wiped out valuable preseason reps for Levis. In his one preseason game, the rookie completed 9-of-14 passes for 85 yards, an interception and four sacks in 30 games.
Tannehill injured his ankle in the Titans’ loss to Baltimore in London before a Week 7 bye. Vrabel kept the door open for the veteran to return, but all reports since the injury indicated Tannehill would miss at least some time with the injury.
Tennessee could use Willis as a change-of-pace QB, especially given his running acumen, but it makes the most sense for the 2-4 Titans to give the reins to the rookie. They need to find out what they have in Levis as Tannehill hits free agency in 2024.