Kurt Warner, who as soon as dealt with himself with utmost professionalism in a mentorship quandary, has come out to slam comments made on the subject by Ryan Tannehill.
On Tuesday, the Titans’ quarterback instructed reporters that “I don’t think it’s my job” to mentor Malik Willis, the quarterback from Liberty whom the staff chosen within the third spherical of the NFL Draft.
“I will never understand the ‘I’m not here to mentor the next guy’ mentality,” Warner tweeted.
“So for all you young QBs that need a mentor, DM me & Ill be that guy, happy to help in any way I can!”
With the Giants, Warner was very gracious in his mentorship of Eli Manning. Manning was chosen first total in 2004 by the Chargers. He didn’t need to play there and was finally shipped to Big Blue, the place it instantly turned a matter of when and never if he would supplant Warner because the starter.
Warner credited former Giants coach Tom Coughlin with being candid concerning the predicament.
“I don’t suppose there’s any question on the time I used to be the higher quarterback,’’ Warner said in 2019, earlier than Manning would finally yield the job to Daniel Jones. “It wasn’t like day-after-day I used to be going, ‘I’m higher than him.’ We know that. I give Tom a lot credit score, he regarded me within the eye and instructed me because of this, it’s not honest to you, you bought to take care of it.’’
After dealing with the scenario with aplomb, Warner landed in Arizona, the place he finally thrived. In the 2009-10 season, Warner and the Cardinals reached the Super Bowl.
As for Tannehill, he has extra of a combating shot to carry off Willis than Warner ever had with Manning. The Titans have been 12-5 and the No. 1 seed within the AFC final year, and Willis just isn’t 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 keep a stranglehold on the job.