- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 222 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 30, 1993 (24)
- 4th Season
- 2015 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 2 (TEN)
Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson announced Wednesday that they will pick up quarterback Marcus Mariota's fifth-year option, as expected. While Mariota has been a disappointment in his three years with the Titans, this was the right move as their franchise QB. He hasn't yet played a full season and hasn't reached 4,000 yards passing or thrown 20 touchdowns in a single season. However, the offense is being molded to fit his strengths in 2018, and with an improved overall team around him, he could be in line for a breakout. Of course, most fantasy owners aren't banking on that, and he should still be drafted as a QB2 with upside.
Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson remains confident that quarterback Marcus Mariota is the right guy for the gig, and Robinson isn't too worried that the team will have yet another head coach guiding the offense in 2018. "Marcus is a pretty resilient guy. He's a very mentally tough guy," Robinson said of Mariota. "He takes a lot from the standpoint of ownership in things. I have zero concern in Marcus being able to adapt and learn, and do what's best to get the offense going." Mariota will be playing for his third NFL coach after being drafted in 2015. It was a disappointing year for the Hawaiin in 2017, as he threw for just 3,232 yards with 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions after throwing for 3,426 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2016. Injuries slowed Mariota down again, but he has plenty of pieces around him in the offense to be successful. The right coaching staff may be able to get more out of him, but fantasy owners probably won't want any part of Mariota, definitely not as a QB1.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) suffered a strained quadriceps in the first quarter of the Divisional Round loss to the Patriots on Saturday, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Mariota's injury forced the team to alter their offensive game plan, and it likely played a part in Mariota being sacked eight times. Mariota's scrambling abilities are a big part of his game, so the injury played a big role. However, the Titans were still unlikely to spring the massive upset even with a healthy Mariota, and his overall numbers in 2017 were a disappointment in this sluggish, run-first offense all year. Injuries throughout the season also limited Mariota, and with Mularkey and the coaching staff sticking around for next year, it seems hard to envision Mariota taking a huge step forward.