The Tennessee Titans have put Ryan Tannehill in at quarterback, replacing starter Marcus Mariota.
The Tennessee Titans have made the switch, as quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been put in the game in place of Marcus Mariota in the third quarter of the Week 6 game against the Denver Broncos.
The Titans offense was dreadful in the first half, per usual. Tennessee failed to score a single point through the first two quarters, and Mariota finished just 7-of-15 for 63 yards and an interception.
Coming into the game, Mariota hadn’t thrown an interception in his first five games, but he broke his streak near the end of the first half by forcing a pass that was picked off by Broncos cornerback, Chris Harris Jr.
That ineptitude continued into the third quarter, as Mariota threw another bad pass down the middle of the field that was also picked off by the Broncos. After that drive and a Broncos touchdown, the Titans inserted Tannehill.
In all, Mariota was 7-of-18 for 63 yards and the two picks.
While the offensive line certainly wasn’t great for the Titans and the Arthur Smith’s play-calling was atrocious, Mariota was bad as well. He missed multiple throws that you’d expect a NFL quarterback to make, and when he did have time in the pocket, he would abandon in too quickly.
Whatever amount of blame you want to place on Mariota, whether it be all of it, some of it, or none of it, the Titans need to do something different because what they’re doing now simply isn’t working. The team literally has nothing to lose at this point.
Now Tannehill gets his chance, but how well he can do under the circumstances remains to be seen considering the guy calling the
Whatever the case may be, Tannehill has the deck stacked against him from the jump, so he’ll have to work some magic to help fix this offense.