Which NFL teams could present Marcus Mariota with the best chance to be a starter in 2020?
Barring something unforeseen happening, this will likely be quarterback Marcus Mariota‘s last season with the Tennessee Titans. The writing was on the wall for this once the team replaced him with fellow quarterback Ryan Tannehill in Week 6.
Should Mariota move on from Nashville in 2020, he’ll be looking to sign as a free agent with a team that gives him the best chance to start and succeed, whether that be right away or at some point next season.
As I wrote yesterday, he needs to follow the blueprint of Tannehill, which is to find a team that has a vulnerability at quarterback. With the way things are playing out this year, there’s a slew of options to choose from, and unlike Tannehill who had to be traded, Mariota will have flexibility because he’ll be a free agent.
The only way Mariota is going to revive his once-promising career is to get back behind center as soon as possible, and thankfully for the Oregon product, there will be plenty of interesting situations that could help him get that done.
Before we get to his best potential options, we’re going to rule four teams out right off the bat that could seem like a good fit, but aren’t likely to have an opening for Marcus Mariota.