Mike Tomlin supported Ryan Tannehill’s Malik Willis mentorship

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin opened up about Ryan Tannehill’s mentoring comments to rookie Malik Willis.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been the talk of the NFL for the past week. Speaking to the media, Tannehill expressed his belief that he doesn’t see it as his job to mentor rookie quarterback and third-round draft pick Malik Willis. That sparked quite a debate as to whether Tannehill’s stance was right or wrong.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin appeared on The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday, May 4 and was asked about Tannehill’s stance on mentoring Willis. You can listen to Tomlin’s comments at the 4:57 mark of the video below.

Mike Tomlin comments on comments from mentoring Ryan Tannehill

The Steelers had something similar when they drafted Mason Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft with Ben Roethlisberger on the pick. But Roethlisberger advised Rudolph.

The Steelers apparently used the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to determine who they think could replace Roethlisberger in Kenny Pickett, who played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers. The decision was made to add him to the roster with Rudolph and sign former Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year contract.

After the pickett selection, Tomlin said the rookie has a shot at becoming the team’s week one starter. Pickett was considered the most pro-ready of quarterback prospects in this year’s draft class.

Opinions on Tannehill’s comments about mentoring Willis have been widespread ever since. Now you know where Tomlin stands on this subject.

https://fansided.com/2022/05/06/mike-tomlin-comments-ryan-tannehill-malik-willis-mentoriship/ Mike Tomlin supported Ryan Tannehill’s Malik Willis mentorship

John Verrall

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