Kurt Warner, who as soon as dealt with himself with utmost professionalism in a mentorship quandary, has come out to slam feedback made on the subject by Ryan Tannehill.
On Tuesday, the Titans’ quarterback advised reporters that “I don’t assume it’s my job” to mentor Malik Willis, the quarterback from Liberty whom the crew chosen within the third spherical of the NFL Draft.
“I’ll by no means perceive the ‘I’m not right here to mentor the following man’ mentality,” Warner tweeted.
“So for all you younger QBs that want a mentor, DM me & Ailing be that man, completely happy to assist in any manner I can!”
With the Giants, Warner was very gracious in his mentorship of Eli Manning. Manning was chosen first general in 2004 by the Chargers. He didn’t wish to play there and was in the end shipped to Massive Blue, the place it instantly grew to become a matter of when and never if he would supplant Warner because the starter.
Kurt Warner, who as soon as mentored Eli Manning, slammed Ryan Tannehill for his feedback about Malik Willis.Harry How / Getty Pictures
Warner credited former Giants coach Tom Coughlin with being candid in regards to the predicament.
“I don’t assume there’s any query on the time I used to be the higher quarterback,’’ Warner stated in 2019, earlier than Manning would in the end yield the job to Daniel Jones. “It wasn’t like daily I used to be going, ‘I’m higher than him.’ We all know that. I give Tom a lot credit score, he appeared me within the eye and advised me that is why, it’s not honest to you, you bought to take care of it.’’
After dealing with the state of affairs with aplomb, Warner landed in Arizona, the place he ultimately thrived. Within the 2009-10 season, Warner and the Cardinals reached the Tremendous Bowl.
Ryan Tannehill doesn’t wish to mentor Malik Willis.Getty Pictures
As for Tannehill, he has extra of a combating shot to carry off Willis than Warner ever had with Manning. The Titans had been 12-5 and the No. 1 seed within the AFC final yr, and Willis shouldn’t be seen as being instantly NFL prepared, or he would’ve been chosen earlier than the third spherical. If Tannehill can lead the Titans to postseason victories, he can preserve a stranglehold on the job.