Another week has passed, and Tennessee Titans fans continue to wait for news regarding their new franchise quarterback. Will Marcus Mariota and his agents accept the offset language in his pending contract, or will he miss valuable time in training camp? The opinions around Titans fandom is “let’s get him signed and in camp on time”!
Marcus Mariota possesses upper hand in ‘offset’ impasse with Tennessee Titans – Geoffrey C. Arnold The Oregonian
Marcus Mariota doesn’t want offset language in his rookie contract. The Tennessee Titansare insistent on including the language. That’s why Mariota is the only unsigned first-round draft pick with training camp two weeks away.
Mariota isn’t asking for something that’s unprecedented. Some players have signed contracts without offsets, while other players have signed contracts with offset language.
For a good part of the time the Titans franchise has been in Tennessee, defense has been the team’s calling card. When the Titans were at their height between 1999-2003 and with their brief resurgence in 2007-08, it was defense that often carried the load in Tennessee. So, as expected, there are some top-notch names on our all-defensive Titans team.
The United States men’s soccer team played its final Gold Cup tune-up game on July 3 at Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. The event itself went well by all accounts, but fans were reportedly disgruntled with the long lines on the way into the stadium.
In an NFL where passing totals are exploding through the roof, the running back position is getting harder and harder to fill in fantasy football. Filling one of your running back slots with a late-round sleeper, now that would be a dream scenario.
Because of this, I have found myself digging deep while looking at the running back position. Finding a late round gem is never easy, but there is one player who continues to stick out to me; Tennessee Titans rookie running back David Cobb, who was selected by the team in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
The Tennessee Titans gambled by not moving their first-round draft pick.
Let’s assume the Titans got some huge trade offers on draft day for the No. 2 overall pick. It’s impossible to believe that wasn’t the case no matter what was said afterward. Let’s also assume that, despite the denials, a massive offer was floated out there by a certain former Oregon coach now with the Philadelphia Eagles. If the rumors were remotely accurate, the Titans could have pulled the trigger and gotten enough picks and players to stock their roster for years. You can argue it would have been the safe move to take the bounty of picks and players in a trade. If Mariota doesn’t work out, they’ll always wonder what could have been.
But it’s a quarterback league, and the Titans wanted to take their quarterback.
As the second overall NFL draft choice, quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans continue to iron out details in his contract.
For now, the Saint Louis graduate is home on Oahu, 10 days out from training camp.
Early Thursday morning, KHON2 was invited to Sandy Beach for the filming of the Heisman Trophy winner’s latest commercial and photo shoot for Island Insurance.
Mariota has been an overwhelming success off the gridiron, represented by Alan Zucker, the same marketing agent as the Manning brothers, Joe Montana and Taylor Swift.