Marcus Mariota throws TD to Delanie Walker, then scares us to death

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Marcus Mariota
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Marcus Mariota /

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scared the crap out of us on a two-point conversion play on Saturday night.

Tennessee Titans quarterback, Marcus Mariota, connected with an old friend in the first quarter of the Preseason Week 2 game against the New England Patriots.

In his return to Nissan Stadium, tight end Delanie Walker wasted no time getting back to form, as he caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from the arm of Mariota on the team’s third offensive drive.

After knowing what Walker went through, this touchdown play got us right in the feels. It’s really great to see the big guy finding the end zone, and this should be the first of many trips there in 2019.

But things went from sentimental to sweaty real quick.

On the next play, the Titans decided to go for two. After nothing developed for Mariota, the Titans quarterback decided to take matters into his own hands and scramble.

While he was successful, Mariota had to go airborne to get the job done, which likely led to a collective “oh no!” from the Titans’ fan base.

With the kind of injury history Mariota has and knowing how important he is to the Titans, that’s the last thing you want to see him doing in a meaningless preseason game. Nevertheless, it just goes to show how much of a competitor Mariota is.

We’d imagine head coach Mike Vrabel had to catch his breath after that play, as did we all. Mariota was pulled after that, and backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill came out for the next series in the second quarter.

In all, Mariota was 6-of-9 for 63 yards and a touchdown, with one of his incomplete passes being a drop by wide receiver, Corey Davis.

The Titans got off to a slow start offensively during the first two drives, but Tennessee drove 87 yards on ten plays on the third series, which was culminated by the aforementioned plays.