For the first time since Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill said it wasn’t his job to mentor third-round pick Malik Wills, the latter reacted to Tannehill’s comment.
“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,” Tannehill said earlier this month, which created quite the controversy.
Willis spoke to the media following Day 1 of Titans rookie minicamp and was asked about Tannehill’s comment.
The rookie revealed that the veteran signal-caller actually invited the rookies over his house and there is really nothing negative going on between he and Tannehill.
“Man, we chopped it up,” Willis said. “It was never anything negative. Ryan is a good dude. Like I said he had us over the house. Everything’s cool, man. ”
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel touched on the subject, saying he had no issue with what Tannehill said.
“I thought Ryan handled that very well,” Vrabel said. “I thought he was genuine, I thought he was authentic, and I know Ryan is a great teammate, everybody here knows he’s a great teammate. And that is not his job [to mentor Malik Willis]; his job is to prepare, to help us win a bunch of games, and be a great teammate and help out – and I know that he’s going to do that. So, that was not any sort of an issue for me. ”
Willis was also asked about receiver and first-round pick, Treylon Burks, who had a rough first day at rookie minicamp. The young quarterback revealed that Burks is fine and the two are roommates.
“It’s all good; he’s good, ” Willis said. “That’s my roommate too, so I’m going to chop it up with him.”