With Marcus Mariota likely having played his final game in two-tone blue, let’s take a look at where he could be headed next.
At this point, I believe everybody has accepted the fact that Marcus Mariota will not be back in Nashville. In all likelihood, Mariota will end his five-year run in Nashville having thrown for 13,207 total yards and 76 touchdowns to 44 interceptions.
It wasn’t all bad. Before the 2019 season, Titans fans universally believed Mariota would earn a second contract from the Titans, and there was reason to be optimistic.
In the sophomore year of Mariota’s career, 2016, he showed immense promise. Mariota would finish that year with 3,426 yards, with 26 touchdowns to only 9 interceptions. It was a respectable season, and many believed he cemented himself as the future of this team. However, 2017 was not a good year on the stat sheet for Marcus, as he ended that season with more picks than touchdowns.
2018 was better in the turnover department for Marcus, but he would miss two games due to injury, and would have the lowest yardage output of his young career. But fans were hopeful, and believed he had shown enough by then to have a breakout contract year in 2019.
Needless to say, that was not the case. Mariota opened the season wildly inconsistent, and was benched in favor of Ryan Tannehill against the Denver Broncos in Week 6. Tannehill seized the opportunity and the rest is history.
Now that Mariota is done in Nashville, let’s take a look at a few teams that should have interest in the 26-year-old quarterback. First, I am going to take a look at a few teams that might make sense on paper, but ultimately for one reason or another, don’t seem like likely destinations.