A television graphic from FOX Sports showed that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is a winner, but his name was spelled wrong on it.
Thanks to a television graphic from FOX Sports, we know that Tennessee Titans quarterback, Marcus Mariota, has one of the best records against winning teams since 2015, but there was just one problem: his name was spelled wrong.
The graphic appeared on FOX Sports’ Sunday Night Football broadcast of the preseason game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.
It showed that Mariota has the third-best record (12-11) of any quarterback with 10 starts or more against teams with a winning record since the 2015 season. The only problem was that there was an extra “t” in his name.
Shout out to @TNBassMan10 on Twitter for getting the screenshot. He deserves a follow for his service.
Above Mariota was two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks and former Super Bowl winners, the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady, and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger.
To add insult to injury to the misspelling of Mariota’s name, the person in charge of putting the graphic together actually got Roethlisberger’s name right, which is a much harder name to spell.
Regardless, it shows that Mariota has had quite the success when squaring off with winning teams.
In 2018, the Titans beat four playoff teams in the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys, the New England Patriots, and the Houston Texans. The one in particular against Philly showed just how clutch Mariota can be.
Mariota was on the field for three of those wins, two of which came against teams who had a winning record at the time of the game (the Cowboys were 3-4).
For those in the back (the national media), we hope you got a good look at that graphic. Of course, it takes a whole team to win games, but Mariota must be doing something right if he and the Titans are consistently beating good teams at a higher rate than nearly every other QB.
Will the outsiders cite this stat next time they say backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill gives the Titans the best chance to win and should start in Week 1? Don’t hold your breath.