Titans call Joshua Dobbs the starter of Week 18
Going into this week’s losing match to decide the AFC South, it’s an open question regarding which midfield position the Titans will start in. Head Coach Mike Vrabel put the matter to rest on monday, name Joshua Dobbs
who started the team’s Week 18.
This move is a bit surprising given the fact that the veteran get a nod for Tennessee’s Thursday night loss to the Cowboys. That decision, in turn, was made just over a week after the veteran was signed with the Lions practice team to give the group another healthy option in the center.
Dobbs completed 20 of 39 passes last week, totaling 232 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The loss to Dallas didn’t affect the playoffs for the Titans, so they rested several key players to protect from injury ahead of the crucial game against the Jaguars. Of course, a person begins to be excluded from necessity, is starting the signal caller Ryan Tannehill.
Tannehill suffered an ankle injury in Week 15, and his ability to play for the rest of the season remains in doubt. While Pro Bowler was not closed this season, he doesn’t expect to see the field until next year. That’s just for rookie backup Malik Willis took over the game last week as a means to gain much-needed experience, but Dobbs was Vrabel’s preferred choice.
Today’s announcement confirms that Vrabel trusts Dobbs at this point in his career more than a third-round runner for a must-win contest, despite the former being unfamiliar with the team’s offense. In three starts this year, including Week 16, Willis only managed to make 49 passes and hit a total of 234 yards. He ran an extra 95 yards on the ground in that span, sometimes displaying a dual threat ability that made him one of the top picks in the 2021 QB draft class.
However, Willis will once again be sidelined on Saturday, with the Titans’ playoff hopes relying on their ability to halt a six-game losing streak. There is a scenario in which the Jaguars could make it to the knockout stages as a Wild Card team, but for Tennessee, the only path to the knockouts is a championship that seems almost certain. until recently. Their ability to win the AFC South will be determined in no small part by Dobbs’ ability to further adapt to his newest team in the coming days.