Marcus Mariota has gotten to an impressive start in his rookie season with the Tennessee Titans. He has been the best rookie quarterback in the league and nearly led his team to a huge victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Unfortunately, the Titans were unable to hold off the Colts’ late rally and lost by a final score of 35-33.
One thing that went relatively unnoticed was that Mariota tied the record for most touchdown passes in his first three NFL games with eight.
Throughout his first three games, Mariota has completed 62.9 percent of his passing attempts for 833 yards, eight touchdowns and just two interceptions. Both of his interceptions came yesterday against the Colts and both of them were intercepted by Colts’ safety Dwight Lowery. He was bound to have a couple bad passes throughout the year, but he was able to bounce back from those mistakes and continue making plays for his team.
Tennessee has to be very happy with the talent that Mariota has shown so far.
The Titans didn’t hesitate at all taking him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and one has to imagine that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be nervous about whether or not they made the right choice by selecting Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
At just 21 years old, Mariota still has plenty of work to do on his game and potential to work his way into. He hasn’t come close to his full potential, but he is already showing the ability to make throws that some NFL veterans couldn’t make.
The Titans have been needing a franchise quarterback for quite some time and they finally have their guy. Expect to see Mariota continue playing stellar football for the Titans and help them take the next step in their rebuilding process.
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