The Tennessee Titans head into the 2022 NFL season with some significant changes in their roster. While star wide receiver A.J. Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team added a promising quarterback in Malik Willis.

The decision took many by surprise, given that Ryan Tannehill is still under contract and was expected to take the reins for another year. That may not change, but he will certainly be under more pressure to keep the job.

Tannehill’s reaction only made things worse, as he said that mentoring the rookie QB is not part of his job. After receiving a lot of criticism, the veteran signal-caller said he feels disappointed with how people took that comment.

Ryan Tannehill addresses his comments about ‘mentoring’ Malik Willis

I meant no disrespect to Malik or anything close to that,Tannehill said, via ProFootballTalk. “We’ve been in constant communication since he was drafted, through the madness that ensued after my last press conference. . . . We’re happy to have him in the room. Really just disappointed in how things got spun and twisted a little bit.

Willis also told the media that there was nothing wrong between them after Tannehill’s comments, while head coach Mike Vrabel had his back. It’s too early to create drama in the locker room, so the Titans should move on from this as quickly as they can.