Sep 27, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) scrambles out of the pocket during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. The Colts won 35-33. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
It’s hard to fathom that Marcus Mariota will get any better at this point, but after two nail-biting losses where he led come backs and had a real chance for this team to get to the break at 3-0 you have to know all he wants to do is get better.
The Titans are ranked 9th in NFL total offense after three games with the rook throwing for 833 yards and eight touchdowns.
“Let’s be real – it’s not even compared to last year offensively,’’ Whisenhunt said. “We are doing a lot of things better…I think there are a lot of positive signs on offense, things we are doing, and we have to build off of that.”
For a young quarterback that everyone thought couldn’t play from the pocket, and preached that Jameis Winston was the most pro-ready quarterback in the 2015 draft, Mariota is showing the critics they didn’t open him up and look at his heart.
He is out-working and out-playing the former Florida State star in almost every phase of the game.
For a complete rundown on what Mariota has accomplished after three games, be sure to visit Will Lomas’ article at Titan Sized: Your Weekly reminder of how great Marcus Mariota is.
As Mariota starts to eliminate some of his mistakes and get comfortable with the NFL speeds and talent, you will see a transition that will will turn this team into that juggernaut.
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