Easy. Done deal. Lock it in.
Barring an injury this is Marcus Mariota’s team which makes sense because it lines up with everything the team has said, done or even whispered about for the last five years.
Don’t worry too much about why Mariota doesn’t have a new deal, you have to understand the position that the Titans front office is in. With the league escalating QB pay by millions per year for each new deal signed, Marcus Mariota’s deal is probably going to be around $30 million per year.
What happens if he gets an Alex Smith type injury? I mean, obviously that is truly the worst case scenario, but no matter what happens this year his leverage is going to be the same and good or bad I think the Titans are going to make him a competitive offer.
The only difference is that they bought themselves the time to work on extensions for a guy like Kevin Byard and maybe some other players down the road.