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From Super Bowl LVIII: Tony Romo Saw Flashes of Greatness From Titans QB Will Levis in 2023


LAS VEGAS – CBS broadcaster Tony Romo liked what he saw out of the gate from Titans quarterback Will Levis.

Now, it's about finding ways to get better under a new head coach in Year 2.

"I thought he had a really good start," Romo said of Levis. "For almost any good quarterback, situation matters, and the environment. I thought he did a really good job early. He showed flashes of his ability to be a great quarterback. I thought he had great moments.

"But like anything, the moments that don't go your way, the negatives, can affect you as much as the positives. …. I thought Will had so many moments of good, but he has to consistently be that guy over and over again."

A second-round pick of the Titans in the 2023 NFL Draft, Levis completed 149-of-255 passes (58.4%) for 1,808 yards with eight touchdowns and four interceptions, with a passer rating of 84.2, in his rookie season.

After being inactive the first six games of the season, Levis ended up starting nine games in 2023, but he ended the season injured, and missed two of the team's final three games.

After a four-touchdown game in his NFL debut against the Falcons, the success Levis had down the stretch was more limited.

Romo, a four-time Pro Bowler who played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2016, said he thinks Levis has potential to be really good.

"I really liked him coming out (of Kentucky)," Romo said. "And I think he has a bright, bright future."

Romo thinks the pairing of Levis with new head coach Brian Callahan should benefit Levis.

Callahan, formerly offensive coordinator with the Bengals, has a history with some successful NFL quarterbacks, from Peyton Manning to Matthew Stafford to Derek Carr to Joe Burrow from his days with the Broncos, Lions, Raiders and Bengals, respectively.

"Brian has done a great job," Romo said. "I've been around him a bunch. I think he's really going to help Will, and they are going to make that plan revolve around him and his skill set.

"I think you are going to see them come on next year."

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