“We chopped it up”: Malik Willis finally responds to Ryan Tannehill’s “not my job to mentor” statement

Here's what Malik Willis said when he was asked to respond on Ryan Tannehill's controversial statement about mentoring him

Ryan Tannehill and Malik Willis

Ryan Timothy Tannehill has made a name for himself in the world of the NFL. The star quarterback features for the Tennessee Titans in the NFL. The Miami Dolphins roped him into their squad back in the 2012 NFL Draft. After spending a considerable amount of time with the franchise, he went to the Titans back in 2019 and since then, he has been an integral part of their setup.

However, recently, Ryan has been all over the internet for giving an “unsavory response” when he was asked if he would mentor young Titans QB Malik Willis. “I don’t think it’s my job to mentor him, but if he learns from me along the way, then that’s a great thing,” Ryan had claimed about Willis.

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“It was never anything negative”: Malik Willis on Ryan Tannehill’s statement

Malik Willis
Malik Willis

Ryan’s words garnered contrasting reactions from NFL fans. While a few came out in support of Ryan saying that what he said is absolutely correct, many reprimanded him for being insecure and a bad teammate. Recently, Willis was asked about his take on the whole issue.

It would be fair to say that Willis downplayed the whole incident as he stated that whatever Ryan said was not negative at all. “We chopped it up. It was never anything negative,” Willis said, as reported by ESPN. “Ryan’s a good dude. Everything is cool. He had us over to the house the other day and gave us a little bit of game regarding what comes with this process,” he added.

As it turns out, Titans’ head coach Mike Vrabel also had something similar to say on the same issue. “He was genuine, he was authentic. Everybody here knows he’s a great teammate,” Vrabel said about Tannehill. “Mentoring is not his job. His job is to prepare to help us win a bunch of games and be a great teammate and help out. That was not any sort of an issue for me,” he further stated.

One has to admit that the “not my job” statement blew a little too much out of proportion. It will be interesting to see how the Titans perform in the coming season.

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