First Down And Tenn: Tennessee Titans Will Sign Mariota


The Tennessee Titans have yet to get a contract with a Marcus Mariota signature on it, and that has spawned all kinds of speculation. Is there something afoot here with rumors going wild that the second pick in the draft might wind up somewhere other than Music City for the 2015 season. Relax Titans fans, he might miss a couple of day in training camp, but they will get him signed!

Lack of Mariota contract a cause for concern for Tennessee Titans? – Michael Natelli NFL SpinZone

Titans coaches and media alike raved about Mariota’s performance in OTA’s and the team has gone above and beyond marketing their new signal-caller to fans, so Tennessee is giving off the impression that they’re confident they’ll get him signed. It’s also quite possible that Mariota’s representatives and Titans personnel could be working out specific language of the contract, as Tennessee management is in a difficult position with ownership and executive leadership currently in limbo.

Hey Eagles and Chip Kelly: Marcus Mariota is still unsigned by Titans – Mark Eckel NJ Advanced Media

Here are the facts.

There were 256 players selected in the NFL Draft this past May and 253 of them have signed contracts.

Three have not. Two are third-round picks of the Indianapolis Colts — cornerback D’Joun Smith, of Florida Atlantic and defensive end Henry Anderson of Stanford. Who knows what the Colts are doing? And who really cares outside of Indy?

The other one is quarterback Marcus Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick of the Tennessee Titans. Maybe, you’ve heard of him. Might have seen his name here — in the Eagles blog — a few times prior to the draft, even.

Dorial Green-Beckham on rookie symposium topics: ‘It’s serious stuff’ – Jeremy Fowler ESPN

Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has a special appreciation for this week’s NFL rookie symposium at the Cleveland Browns‘ facility. Domestic violence is a topic, and after Green-Beckham’s involvement in a case that derailed his career at Missouri, he’s absorbing all the information he can get.

"“I know now what I can and can’t do,” Green-Beckham told ESPN."

Marcus Mariota: I never visited with Browns pre-draft – Connor Orr Around The NFL

So after everything, after every panicked Marcus Mariota rumor that had him donning three different uniforms next season, the Oregon star and No. 2 overall pick never even visited with the Browns pre-draft.
As we’ve written in the past, pre-draft visits can be completely meaningless. That’s not the case with first-round quarterbacks, though. If a coach and general manager are betting the house on a quarterback, he’ll absolutely make a trip to the facility.”There was a lot of scenarios,” said Mariota. “I never had any contact with the Browns. Um, so, yeah.”

Mariota did not.

Have the Tennessee Titans found a new defensive playmaker? Will Lomas Music City Miracles

Perrish Cox has made play after play this offseason, and this is what Glennon had to say specifically:

"“One of the reasons the Titans signed Cox during free agency is because he was an aggressive defender who was around the ball a lot last season in San Francisco. Those traits were apparent during Titans’ OTAs and minicamp as well, as Cox regularly earned praise from the coaching staff for being in the right place at the right time.The fact that cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson missed the offseason recovering from shoulder surgery made Cox’s addition even more valuable, and the fact that Cox brings with him a certain swagger doesn’t hurt, either.”"

Titans QB Marcus Mariota has no problems in huddle at rookie symposium – Lindsay H. Jones USA Today Sports

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had no trouble operating the huddle, deftly directing wide receivers, running backs and blockers through a series of plays.

So what if his teammates were all elementary school children, running through drills at a Play 60 event at the NFL’s annual rookie symposium.

As the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft and presumed Week 1 starter for the Titans, Mariota is the most high-profile player at the AFC portion of the symposium, which includes several days’ worth of seminars about the on- and off-field transition to the league.

"“You’re going to have to make the best decisions, because you represent not only yourself, but your team, your family, where you come from. This rookie symposium gives us the information that we need to make better decisions,” Mariota said."

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