Posted: 9/20/2019 10:09 am UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota remains the team's starter as head coach Mike Vrabel said Friday, Sept. 20, that the team is currently not looking to make a change at the position .
Huddle Up: Despite two straight losses, Mariota's three-game season stats (60.9 completion percentage, 706 yards, 4-0 TD-to-interception ratio) aren't horrible, and one of the main issues has been a lack of protection with Tennessee surrendering 17 sacks in three games and a 15.6 percent sack rate. Ryan Tannehill, though, is one of the league's better backups, and if the Titans can't turn things around in the win column over the next few weeks, expect to see a QB change in the Music City.
Posted: 9/19/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota completed 22 of 39 passing for 282 yards Thursday, Sept. 19, against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. Mariota did not throw a touchdown pass, nor was he intercepted. He added 34 yards on six carries. Jacksonville sacked Mariota nine times.
Huddle Up: Mariota is barely worth rostering in fantasy at this point. His line was beaten like a drum, and there are unfixable problems with his accuracy. Tennessee heads to Atlanta in Week 3 for a favorable matchup.
Posted: 9/18/2019 11:09 am UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Mariota has thrown for four touchdowns over the first two games of the season but also has been held to under 250 yards in both games. He will be facing a solid Jacksonville Jaguars defense this week and probably can be kept on the bench in most leagues.
Posted: 9/16/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) is dealing with a quadriceps injury, but it is not considered very serious.
Huddle Up: Mariota has a quick turnaround with a Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. He completed 30-of-42 passes for just 262 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in two games against the Jags in 2018, so even if he is able to play he is not a recommended fantasy option.
Posted: 9/16/2019 1:09 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 16. The Titans did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will know more about Mariota's status over the next few days. He has thrown for 402 yards and four touchdowns in the first two games but will be facing a solid Jacksonville Jaguars defense this week and could be benched if players have better options.
Posted: 8/25/2019 9:08 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota failed to connect on any of his three pass attempts and was sacked once in an 18-6 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Injuries have played a role, but Mariota has shown no improvement in recent years despite upgrades to his supporting cast. Even in the best-case scenario, he is likely no more than a midrange QB2.
Posted: 8/18/2019 9:08 am UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota isn't a lock to open the season as the team's starter, according to camp observers and even if Mariota does beat out offseason addition Ryan Tannehill, he will have a short leash.
Huddle Up: Coming off last season's injury-hampered season, Mariota remains the favorite but should be valued as a QB3 for now given his track record and risk of losing his gig.
Posted: 8/08/2019 4:08 am UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota had a 'solid day' throwing the ball, especially in the red zone, during practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, according to Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com.
Huddle Up: Mariota has flashed his potential as a passer and a runner for short stretches, but injuries and inconsistent play have kept him from being more than a streaming option for fantasy owners. The Titans have done their best to surround him with weapons, but he remains a QB2 with upside.
Posted: 7/16/2019 10:07 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota needs to earn a long-term commitment from the team as he enters the fifth-year option of his rookie deal in 2019, according to head coach Mike Vrabel. 'I think everybody has a contract, and we're very aware of players who are in the last year of the deal. Marcus is obviously one of those,' Vrabel said. 'When you make a commitment to the QB you want to make sure that this is going to be your guy for the next 7-10 years when you look at the percentage of the cap quarterbacks are driving. Nobody is more proud of what Marcus has done in the offseason than me. He's come back stronger, bigger, with greater understanding of what we're doing offensively, being able to communicate it to players the field. I don't look at the lack of a long-term extension as a negative, though that's what people try to make it. I know Marcus's demeanor and that won't change whether he's on a 10-year contract or its up after the season. He's that type of person. So I know it'll work because of how he is.'
Huddle Up: Extra motivation could very well boost Mariota's fantasy numbers in 2019. The 25-year-old has completed 63.2 percent of passes over his 56 games (55 starts) with 69 touchdowns against 42 interceptions. He has scored at least two rushing TDs in each of his four seasons. After receiving plenty of hype last offseason, Mariota is worth a flier for those deploying a late-round quarterback strategy.
Posted: 6/24/2019 1:06 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has been encouraged to take fewer hits by general manager Jon Robinson. 'The thing I've stressed to him, and I know our coaches have stressed to him is, Let's live to play another play,' Robinson said. 'Don't take that hit. If you feel the pocket coming down on you and you take off running, and the 'backer is coming off of coverage and he's coming screaming at you, throw the ball away. It's OK to punt, we'll get another crack at it. That's the main thing, it's stressing to him - to try as best as possible, like all quarterbacks do, to avoid getting hit.'
Huddle Up: Mariota's durability has been a problem with nagging injuries throughout his career. It has suppressed him to a low-end QB1 in fantasy.