Tennessee Titans’ second-round draft pick Will Levis made a remarkable debut in the NFL by scoring his first touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The 24-year-old quarterback threw a deep pass to veteran wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, resulting in a 47-yard touchdown pass. The Falcons were leading by three points late in the fourth quarter when Levis launched the ball downfield, connecting with Hopkins for the score.
Fans on social media have raised doubts about a potential offensive pass interference call on Hopkins, as it appeared that he wrapped his arm around Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell before making the catch. Despite this controversy, Levis’ performance was highly praised.
Furthermore, Levis made his first career NFL start in place of the injured Ryan Tannehill. The former University of Kentucky standout became the seventh rookie to start in the first eight weeks of the NFL season, the most since the 1970 merger, according to The Associated Press.
In addition to Levis’ impressive debut, the touchdown also marked Hopkins’ first with the Titans since signing a two-year contract during the offseason. It broke a nine-game drought without a receiving touchdown for Hopkins, dating back to his last season with the Arizona Cardinals.
Levis continued to showcase his skills by throwing another 16-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins, giving the Titans a 14-3 lead before halftime. This performance solidified Levis’ potential as a future star in the league.
Overall, Levis’ outstanding performance and connection with Hopkins have created a lot of excitement among Titans fans. The young quarterback’s debut has certainly captivated the attention of football enthusiasts across the nation.