The latest rumor has Titans QB Marcus Mariota heading to Las Vegas.
Fit is important at every position in the NFL, but for Marcus Mariota a good fit could mean the reclamation of one of the more promising young QBs in the NFL today.
While his time in Tennessee was filled with ups and downs, any Titans fan who tells you that they didn’t fully believe in Marcus Mariota at one point or another is lying to you and themselves.
In fact, outside of the guys who are going to be guaranteed starter jobs Mariota may be the most coveted QB in that next tier.
He may be so popular that Derek Carr could be looking for a new place to live this year if the Las Vegas Raiders decide to move on and bring in Marcus Mariota to compete for that starting job.
The rumors are starting to narrow down into a focused point for Tom Brady with the Titans, San Francisco 49ers (somehow) and New England Patriots as the teams most likely to land the G.O.A.T.
However, the market for Mariota seems to be mercurial and shifting. There seem to be a lot of teams interested in bringing him in, and you really haven’t heard any qualifiers on those rumors either. Turns out teams love a great human who loves to compete and who also isn’t a baby when he gets benched.
Teams like the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders have been hot topics this season and I have said for a while that pairing him with smart offensive minds would make a lot of sense.
That is why I also think teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints should make a real run at Mariota if they can convince him that he needs to latch on to a great OC that will take a HC job soon (KC) or be groomed to take over the throne (NO).
Either way, it is good to see one of the best guys in the league set to have his options in free agency.
Oh, and to start this article I talked about how fit is important at every position. If the Raiders do manage to land Mariota, think about what a crazy juxtaposition it would be to have Marcus Mariota in Sin City on opening day.