Titans HC Brian Callahan: Will Levis has 'gotten higher in brief period of time'

by Christina S. Brown
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The Tennessee Titans are rolling with second-year quarterback Will Levis in 2024, and his new head coach, former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, has been impressed by the younger signal-caller this offseason.

“He is been nice,” Callahan stated about Levis on Thursday. “Actually, actually pleased with the work that he is put in, what he is discovered. There’s lots of data coming at him. Loads of technical issues. Loads of psychological issues. Loads of bodily issues, so far as fundamentals, strategies, how we train, what we train. He is attacked it with actually superior enthusiasm. … The mark to me of men that take teaching effectively [is] they will take it from the assembly room to the grass. He is been capable of translate these issues as we have come out right here. 

“Actually pleased with the work he is executed up to now. I believe he is actually gotten higher in a brief period of time due to the way in which he approaches his job, and that is all you may ask for at this level of the yr.”

Levis, whom Tennessee traded as much as choose with the No. 33 decide within the 2023 NFL Draft, made 9 begins in his rookie season. He totaled 1,808 passing yards, eight passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions and an 84.2 passer score, whereas finishing 58.4% of his passes. The Titans went 3-6 with him beneath heart.

Tennessee beefed up its offense this offseason, signing huge receivers Calvin Ridley — who led the AFC South-rival Jacksonville Jaguars with 1,016 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns final season — and Tyler Boyd, heart Lloyd Cushenberry and working again Tony Pollard, amongst different strikes. The Titans then chosen Alabama offensive sort out JC Latham with the No. 7 decide within the 2024 NFL Draft.

[READ MORE: Titans’ draft, free-agency moves show they’re not interested in long rebuild]

Levis is one in every of 4 budding quarterbacks within the AFC South: C.J. Stroud was the 2023 Offensive Rookie of the Yr with the Houston Texans; Trevor Lawrence led the Jaguars to the AFC divisional spherical in 2022; Anthony Richardson flashed high-end upside for the Indianapolis Colts earlier than struggling a season-ending shoulder damage simply 4 video games into final season.

The Titans are coming off a 6-11 season and have missed the playoffs in back-to-back years. After six seasons as head coach, Mike Vrabel was fired in favor of Callahan.

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