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Mike Vrabel – Titans to start QB Joshua Dobbs vs. Jaguars

The Tennessee Titans will start Joshua Dobbs at quarterback in Saturday’s de facto AFC South title game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Mike Vrabel announced Monday.

Saturday night’s game winner in Jacksonville (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC) wins the division title.

The Titans (7-9) are on a six-game losing streak, including Dobbs’ first NFL start on Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

Dobbs completed 20 of 39 passes for 232 yards with one touchdown and an interception in the 27-13 loss.

The Titans turned to Dobbs to replace rookie Malik Willis, who was ineffective in three games.

A third-round pick in the 2022 draft, Willis made three starts in place of Tannehill, but failed to complete a 100-yard pass or a touchdown pass on any occasion. The Titans are 1-2 in his start despite Willis completing his 50.8% of passes and intercepting passes his three times. He rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Titans starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill will miss the rest of the regular season and possibly the postseason after undergoing surgery for a sprained right ankle. . That means he would have to miss at least three games to return.

The Jaguars (8-8) are on a four-game winning streak on Saturday.

ESPN’s Turron Davenport contributed to this report.

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