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Marcus Mariota | Quarterback | #8

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/30/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 222
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (2) / TEN
Contract: view contract details

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Titans exercised QB Marcus Mariota's 2019 fifth-year option.
This was an absolute no-brainer move, obviously. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Mariota has yet to play a full 16-game regular season due to injuries, but he's missed just two contests over the past two years, though he was noticeably hampered in several others. His 13 touchdown passes across 15 games last season made for extreme disappointment, but the Titans have brought in a forward-thinking offensive staff this year, led by OC Matt LaFleur, and the scheme is expected to cater to Mariota's strengths as opposed to square-pegging him into a round hole like the old staff. We've heard it before, but Mariota has big breakout potential in 2018. Apr 18 - 12:52 PM

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New OC Matt LaFleur wants the Titans' offense to be more aggressive moving forward.

According to Pro Football Focus, Marcus Mariota attempted just 53 passes which traveled more than 20 yards in the air last season. "It’s extremely difficult to dink and dunk all the way down the field. Defenses are just too good," LaFleur said. "Statistically, the teams are getting the chunk plays -- the explosives -- are the teams that are going produce more yards and more points." Mariota played extremely well when the Titans opened up their attack at the end of 2016, so the aggressive approach should help him bounce back from a disappointing season.
Source: ESPN
Feb 8 - 12:50 PM

Titans GM Jon Robinson has "zero concern" about Marcus Mariota playing for his third head coach since entering the league in 2015.

"Marcus is a pretty resilient guy. He’s a very mentally tough guy," Robinson said. "I have zero concern in Marcus being able to adapt and learn, and do what’s best to get the offense going." Yet another coaching change is a concern for Mariota's development, but having him play another year with a coaching staff he regressed under in 2017 was a bigger worry. Assuming Robinson finds the right coach, this move should be good for Mariota's future.
Jan 16 - 11:15 AM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Marcus Mariota sprained his quad in the first quarter of Saturday's Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Mularkey said the injury forced the Titans to alter their offense. It's not a surprising revelation as Mariota didn't show his usual mobility on Saturday (though he did rush for a team-leading 37 yards) and was sacked a remarkable eight times against a New England defense not known for its pass rush. Injuries hampered Mariota throughout 2017, leading to his worst season statistically. The Titans were outclassed by the Patriots on Saturday and will remain a fringe playoff team until Mariota takes the next step in his development.
Jan 14 - 8:32 AM

Marcus Mariota completed 22-of-37 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns and rushed four times for 37 yards in the Titans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Mariota started the scoring by firing a 15-yard first-quarter touchdown to Corey Davis, who made a sensational one-handed catch behind Malcolm Butler. Unfortunately for the Titans, the Patriots went on to score 28 unanswered points while Tennessee’s offense circled the drain, flopping in pass protection and getting nothing from its running game. Mariota did throw a second score to Davis in garbage time, but he took eight sacks and couldn't move the offense consistently. Mariota struggled with injuries during a 2017 campaign where his play sharply regressed, managing a 13:15 TD-to-INT ratio in a discombobulated offense. Mariota will have to overcome Mike Mularkey and OC Terry Robiskie’s self-defeating schemes to become a bounce-back pick in 2018 fantasy leagues.
Jan 13 - 11:54 PM

Marcus Mariota completed 19-of-31 passes for 205 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Titans' 22-21, Wild Card win over the Chiefs, adding a six-yard touchdown catch.

He also rushed for 46 yards. The Tennessee offense was downright dreadful most of the first half, but the unit got some things going late before Mariota threw a red-zone interception in the second quarter before then settling for a long field goal to go into the half in a 21-3 hole. The Titans looked done for, but the Chiefs were even worse in the second half, while Tennessee ramped up its no-huddle usage and stunned the Chiefs with 19 unanswered points in a comeback win. Mariota's first touchdown pass was an incredible six-yarder to himself off a batted ball by Darrelle Revis. The second was a 22-yard seam shot to Eric Decker that gave the Titans the late lead. Tennessee will likely head to New England next week, unless the Bills upset the Jaguars on Sunday.
Jan 6 - 7:54 PM

Marcus Mariota completed 12-of-21 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown and rushed 10 times for 60 yards in the Titans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

Mariota predictably struggled as a passer against Jacksonville's league-best pass defense, but he did enough in the read-option and screen games to keep the chains moving in Tennessee's 15-10 win. In the Wild Card Round, the Titans will travel to Kansas City, which is one of the NFL's toughest places to play. Mariota will be a contrarian playoffs DFS tournament option in that matchup.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:40:00 PM

Marcus Mariota completed 22-of-39 passes for 275 yards with one interception while adding 24 yards on three carries Sunday in the Titans’ Week 16 loss to the Rams.

He was sacked once for a six-yard loss. Mariota got off to a nightmare start, throwing an interception on his first pass of the afternoon. He settled in after that, but only led one touchdown drive and never showed much chemistry with his receivers outside of Corey Davis, who chipped in with a career-high 91 yards on six catches. Mariota fumbled in the second quarter but was able to recover it. It's been a forgettable year for the former Heisman Trophy winner and things are unlikely to get better next week against Jacksonville’s elite secondary. The Titans, now in serious danger of missing the postseason, have lost three straight.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:29:00 PM

Rishard Matthews said "I'd rather have Marcus [Mariota] calling the shots" and wants the coaches to allow the offense to use more no-huddle moving forward.

"There’s proof in the success when that happens," Matthews said. "I’d like to do no-huddle more. I know we’d all like to do it more. We definitely talk about it a lot. Sometimes we go into it a lot. Sometimes we don’t. [Week 15] we stayed in it, and I feel like we were pretty good when were in it." The Titans started slow against the Niners on Sunday but went to the no-huddle in the second quarter and strung together three straight scoring drives. Mariota had one of his best games of the year. The old-man, old-school coaching staff in Tennessee is really holding this offense back. The organization needs to get a staff in to allow Mariota to play to his strengths. Coach Mike Mularkey and OC Terry Robiskie could be in trouble after Week 17 if the Titans don't make the playoffs.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 06:26:00 PM

Marcus Mariota completed 23-of-33 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Titans' 25-23, Week 15 loss to the 49ers.

It was the first time in six games Mariota had two touchdowns through the air. It was also just his third start in his past 10 without an interception. Mariota played well, but the Titans ran out of time and plays, something that's been a common theme this season. Their "pace" on offense is molasses slow. It's by design, but caps both Mariota's ceiling and big-play ability. Of course, it hasn't help that Mariota has played genuinely poorly for much of the year. He gets the Rams' hot defense for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 07:39:00 PM

Marcus Mariota (knee) is practicing in full for Week 15 against the 49ers.

He suffered a minor knee injury in Sunday's loss to Arizona but didn't miss a snap and saw his usual reps when the Titans returned to practice on Wednesday. Mariota has thrown eight interceptions over his last four games and won't be more than a QB2 for the fantasy semifinals, even in a great matchup.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey confirmed Monday that Marcus Mariota's knee injury is not serious.

Mariota suffered some sort of mild knee sprain in Sunday's loss to Arizona, but he never missed a snap and is expected to practice on Wednesday. In both fantasy and real life, Mariota has been one of the NFL's biggest 2017 disappointments regardless of injuries. The Titans badly need an influx of fresh-thinking coaching talent, but Mike Mularkey will probably return in 2018 because 8-5 Tennessee has a good won-loss record.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Marcus Mariota completed 16-of-31 passes for 159 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Titans' Week 14 loss to the Cardinals.

It was another dreadful performance from the offense and in particular Mariota, who has now failed to top 185 yards in three straight games. His first interception seemed to be just a miscommunication with Rishard Matthews, but he did not even see a dropping linebacker on the second, a turnover which gifted the Cardinals a late field goal. Tennessee is still likely to make the playoffs because of the sorry state of the AFC, but they are going to exit quickly unless the offense improves dramatically. They do have a get-right spot next week in San Francisco.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:03:00 PM

Marcus Mariota completed 15-of-23 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Texans.

He added three carries for 23 yards and a rushing TD. It was more of the same from Mariota, who was held under 200 yards for the second straight week. Mariota's passing touchdown was a 24-yard strike to Delanie Walker late in the third quarter. The Titans have won their last two games to stay with Jacksonville atop the AFC South. Mariota has a matchup with the Cardinals in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:26:00 PM

Marcus Mariota completed 17-of-25 passes for 184 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Titans' Week 12 win over the Colts.

He managed four yards on three scrambles. This was a tough game to watch, as both quarterbacks stared at the pass rush and refused to challenge downfield. It was also a discouraging game from Mariota, which has become commonplace. He hasn't seemed comfortable in the pocket for most of the year. Mariota will remain in the bounce-back crosshairs against the Texans' weak defense in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:17:00 PM

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3RB1Dion Lewis
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WR11Corey Davis
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4Luke Stocker
5Tim Semisch
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
3Tyler Marz
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C1Ben Jones
2Corey Levin
RG1Josh Kline
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RT1Jack Conklin
2Kevin Pamphile
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