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Who will start at QB for Titans in Week 8 vs. Texans

Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is questionable so rookie Malik Willis could make his first career start in Week 8.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Malik Willis (7) warms up before facing the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. Nfl Indianapolis Colts At Tennessee Titans George Walker IV / / USA TODAY NETWORK

Update: Tannehill has officially been ruled out so Willis will start his first career game Sunday against the Texans.

The Tennessee Titans have an AFC South divisional test in Week 8 against the Houston Texans. Starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is dealing with both an illness and an ankle sprain. He didn’t practice at all this week and is questionable for the game. If he is unable to go, rookie quarterback Malik Willis would be in line to get his first career start.

The Titans take a 4-2 record into this game and currently sit atop the division. After losing their first two games of the season, they have won four straight including last week’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Tannehill has completed 65.1% of his passes for 1,097 yards and six touchdowns with three interceptions. He is having a down year after the team traded away star receiver AJ Brown.

Willis was drafted in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He was initially expected to be a top pick but ended up falling to the Titans in the third. Willis has only filled in sparingly for Tannehill in the regular season after impressing in the preseason. He has played in only two games and is 1 for 4 passing for six yards. He has added four rushing attempts for 16 yards. If he does indeed start on Sunday, we will be able to get a better idea of how his game translates to the NFL.