Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered a right knee injury on Sunday in his team’s loss to the New England Patriots. After the game, NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk came forth with a report regarding the exact injury suffered.
According to a source, PFT states, Mariota is dealing with an MCL injury in his right knee.
An MRI is scheduled to be performed on Monday, though head coach Mike Mularkey stated after the contest that he doesn’t believe the injury to be too serious. Despite that thought, it may be best to keep the potential franchise quarterback out of the lineup for a meaningless final two games. The Titans are going to be picking near the top of the draft once again, and it’s best to avoid any further potential damage to a player the organization is building around.
In his first season in the NFL, Mariota has shown flashes of being exactly the type of quarterback that the Titans envisioned. In 11 games this season, Mariota has thrown for 2,786 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also has added two rushing touchdowns during his time on the field.
If he misses the final two games, backup Zach Mettenberger would take over as the starter.