But the big plays!
People have this weird idea that Marcus Mariota isn’t capable of big plays, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The problem is that he has never really had a dynamic threat on offense.
Players like Corey Davis and Delanie Walker are outstanding, but neither are guys that are going to win with breakaway speed. Guys he has had like that like Taywan Taylor and Kendall Wright haven’t been able to consistently separate leaving him throwing a second late because without consistency you can’t have anticipation.
PFF agrees and cites this:
"In the same vein, Mariota had 13 big-time throws to 10 turnover-worthy plays. Tannehill, perhaps to no one’s surprise given his grade, was the only qualifying quarterback to have 10 more turnover-worthy tosses than big-time throws, with his 8:18 ratio."
Mariota is getting better across the board and he has never had a chance to have a healthy Corey Davis and Delanie Walker at the same time. That should reduce his risk of turnover worthy plays and increase his big-time throws, widening an already wide gap.