College: Oregon | 4 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 222 lbs
Birth Date: 10/30/1993
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
Mariota had arm issues last year, which seemed to plague him much of the season. This led to Mariota not living up to expectations. He did complete a career-high 69 percent of his passes but threw for just over 2,500 yards and had 13 total touchdowns in 14 games. He has not taken a step forward since his big '16 season. Mariota still has time to get it going, but this could be a make or break season for him. He is in his fifth NFL season and has a ton of talent. Mariota has good size, a great arm and can make plays on the move. He can make all the throws and also runs well at the position. Turnovers are an issue, though, and he still looks indecisive in the pocket.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Mariota has the talent to be a fantasy star but hasn't reached that potential. For now, consider him a No. 2 fantasy quarterback, capable of being a top-15 fantasy quarterback. Expect his yardage numbers and touchdown totals to increase from last year as long as he can stay healthy and gets the necessary pieces around him to give him help in the passing game. He'll get around 3,500-passing yards, 400-rushing yards and 25 total touchdowns.
After a breakout 2016 season in which he threw for 26 touchdowns to only nine interceptions, quarterbackMarcus Mariota has done nothing to prove he can repeat these numbers. Since then, he has combined for 24 TD and 23 INT. Last season, while dealing with injuries to his leg and arm, he only amassed 2,528 pass yards with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions.We are still waiting for a breakout from wide receiver Corey Davis and at this point, it looks less and less likely it will happen. Even in his best season in 2016, Mariota only attempted 451 passes and this type of low volume offense does not produce a solid fantasy quarterback, or even one who is worth drafting. With Derrick Henry looking to have a bigger role, the run game is going to take precedence over the passing game even further. Henry is not a pass-catcher. He is a bruising inside-the-tackles running back. He will require 20 to 25 rush attempts a game and with a slow offense and a defense-first head coach, the offense does not look to be in store for a bright future.Mariota is entering a make-or-break season with the Titans. If he has another bad year, he may be moving to another team in 2020. While it is unusual for a team to let go of a quarterback so young, it could happen if Tennessee feels like one of the quarterbacks in next years draft will get them to the next level in a strengthening division. If you are not playing in a two-quarterback or Superflex league, Marcus Mariota is a solid no-go as a draft pick as his ceiling is severely limited by the offense and he does not have a reasonable pathway to be a starting fantasy QB.
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Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan will officially be suspended the first four games of the season after losing the appeal of his four-game ban for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Veteran swing tackle Dennis Kelly will take over the blind side to start the year, but it'll be a downgrade for the offensive line as a whole and for whoever is the team's starter in Week 1 between Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has all along been expected to start in Week 1, but a report from ESPN football insider Dianna Russini states that Mariota is "not a lock" to start in Week 1 against the Browns. Theres a tone in Tennessee right now that this coaching staff just wants a quarterback to go out there and be the best quarterback there, Russini said Monday. Meaning it is not a lock that this is Marcus Mariotas job. Ryan Tannehill would be the starter if the Titans make this shocking move. Mariota is in the final year of his rookie contract and is coming off back-to-back mediocre seasons. He's also dealt with injuries off and on. Tennessee is a run-first unit, and neither Tannehill nor Mariota should excite fantasy owners very much.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota isn't a lock to open the season as the team's starter, according to camp observers and even if Mariota does beat out offseason addition Ryan Tannehill, he will have a short leash.
Fantasy Spin: Coming off last season's injury-hampered season, Mariota remains the favorite but should be valued as a QB3 for now given his track record and risk of losing his gig.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota looked sharp in limited action against the New England Patriots on Saturday, completing 6-of-9 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown strike to tight end Delanie Walker. Mariota capped off a solid week of camp with a convincing performance, leaving no room for speculation about a quarterback competition in Tennessee. Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky went as far as to say "There is no circumstance under which a healthy Marcus Mariota is not the Week One starter in Cleveland. Period." While Mariota's job is not in question, his ability to be a consistent fantasy option at a position filled with options is. Mariota is nothing more than a low-end QB2 option going into his fifth season.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has been surrounded with doubt going into his make-or-break fifth season in the league. Despite recent claims that he may not be a lock to start at quarterback in Week 1, Mariota continues to outplay Ryan Tannehill in team drills. Although Mariota is expected by all credible accounts to be the team's Week 1 starter, he may not have as long of a leash anymore with a solid backup waiting at the helm. It may be wise to target Mariota at a discount in superflex dynasty formats with the current perception of his job security in the national media.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota played only one series in the team's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, going 4-for-8 for just 24 yards. While Mariota's performance was not necessarily inspiring for fantasy owners, he did look sharp on his lone drive and was hurt by a couple drops from receivers Taywan Taylor and Darius Jennings. The main concern for Mariota this preseason is to just escape without any injuries, something that has been a tall task for the young quarterback in the past.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota had a 'solid day' throwing the ball, especially in the red zone, during practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, according to Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com.
Fantasy Spin: Mariota has flashed his potential as a passer and a runner for short stretches, but injuries and inconsistent play have kept him from being more than a streaming option for fantasy owners. The Titans have done their best to surround him with weapons, but he remains a QB2 with upside.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has looked very comfortable and efficient in new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith's offense so far in camp. According to ESPN's Turron Davenport, Mariota looked "very sharp" in Sunday's 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 action. After being promoted to offensive coordinator, Arthur Smith promised to design the offense around what he has seen Mariota be successful at throughout his tenure in Tennessee. It appears to be working so far, but the real test will come Week 1 of the regular season. Until we see improvement in real action, Mariota is nothing more than a streaming option at quarterback.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota enters his fifth season with plenty of question marks surrounding him, but perhaps none loom as large as his durability. He has only missed nine total starts in those four seasons, but he has spent a significant amount of time playing through injuries as well. The goal for Mariota and the Titans this offseason was for him to work on his durability, and it seems that he has been dedicated to just that. On Friday Mariota said he entered camp weighing around 225-230 pounds, up from the 215 he weighed a season ago. While added weight doesn't ensure he stays healthy in this crucial contract year, it will likely help him when absorbing contact from defenders throughout the season. Mariota is likely nothing more than a streaming option in redraft leagues until we see more promise from the offense, but he remains a hold in dynasty formats, where his value would likely skyrocket with a bounce-back campaign in 2019.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota needs to earn a long-term commitment from the team as he enters the fifth-year option of his rookie deal in 2019, according to head coach Mike Vrabel. 'I think everybody has a contract, and we're very aware of players who are in the last year of the deal. Marcus is obviously one of those,' Vrabel said. 'When you make a commitment to the QB you want to make sure that this is going to be your guy for the next 7-10 years when you look at the percentage of the cap quarterbacks are driving. Nobody is more proud of what Marcus has done in the offseason than me. He's come back stronger, bigger, with greater understanding of what we're doing offensively, being able to communicate it to players the field. I don't look at the lack of a long-term extension as a negative, though that's what people try to make it. I know Marcus's demeanor and that won't change whether he's on a 10-year contract or its up after the season. He's that type of person. So I know it'll work because of how he is.'
Fantasy Spin: Extra motivation could very well boost Mariota's fantasy numbers in 2019. The 25-year-old has completed 63.2 percent of passes over his 56 games (55 starts) with 69 touchdowns against 42 interceptions. He has scored at least two rushing TDs in each of his four seasons. After receiving plenty of hype last offseason, Mariota is worth a flier for those deploying a late-round quarterback strategy.
Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill will be the backup to QB Marcus Mariota, head coach Mike Vrabel said again on Sunday, July 7. He said Tannehill's job is to make Mariota better. 'His job as a backup - everybody's job as a backup - is to push the guy in front of him,' Vrabel said.
Fantasy Spin: Tannehill was obviously the starter in Miami, but he is insurance in case Mariota goes down to injury. However, you can scratch him off of your cheat sheets heading into training camp and the preseason barring a disaster in Nashville.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota will be the team's starting quarterback in 2019, according to head coach Mike Vrabel, who added that QB Ryan Tannehill's job will be to push Mariota and make him better. 'His job as a backup - everybody's job as a backup - is to push the guy in front of him. To compete and try to make yourself better and try to make the team better and see how everybody responds,' Vrabel said.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has been encouraged to take fewer hits by general manager Jon Robinson. 'The thing I've stressed to him, and I know our coaches have stressed to him is, Let's live to play another play,' Robinson said. 'Don't take that hit. If you feel the pocket coming down on you and you take off running, and the 'backer is coming off of coverage and he's coming screaming at you, throw the ball away. It's OK to punt, we'll get another crack at it. That's the main thing, it's stressing to him - to try as best as possible, like all quarterbacks do, to avoid getting hit.'
Fantasy Spin: Mariota's durability has been a problem with nagging injuries throughout his career. It has suppressed him to a low-end QB1 in fantasy.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota currently weighs about 230 pounds - reportedly 12 or 13 pounds more from where he ended last season.
Fantasy Spin: In the linked article, former Titans strength and conditioning coach Steve Watterson spoke about a cautionary percent of body fat for different players at different positions and generally about how additional weight for Mariota and other thinner players can protect them. While 230 pounds might rob the fifth-year quarterback of some of his dynamic running ability, the Titans would be happy with the trade-off if it meant they could have him for 16 games. Regardless, he should remain a fantasy QB2.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is up 12 to 13 pounds from where he was at when the 2018 season ended. The Titans broke through this offseason and convinced Mariota that bulking up was more important than his agility work in an effort to keep him healthy for a full season. The 25-year-old has never played a full season in his four years in the NFL, and he remains a mediocre QB2 option in a run-first offense. The 2019 season might end up being a make-or-break season for Mariota as he attempts to take the next step in his career. He has a combined 24 touchdowns in his last two seasons. That's not going to cut it for fantasy owners.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said he added five to 10 pounds of "good weight" this offseason. The 25-year-old signal-caller has never played a full season in his four years in the NFL, so hopefully the added weight can keep him on the field for the long haul. He had a career-low 2,528 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 14 games in 2018. In Tennessee's run-first offense, Mariota is nothing more than an injury risk as a QB2.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota told The Athletic's John Glennon on Monday, April 15, that he has put on five to 10 pounds of 'good weight so far this offseason.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has been working out and having throwing sessions with at least six of the team's pass catchers this past week leading up to the start of the offseason workouts.
Fantasy Spin: Mariota saw a drop in his passing yards this past season and has only 24 passing touchdowns over the last two seasons. His running ability helps his fantasy value, but he should still be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel confirmed at the NFL owners meetings that quarterback Marcus Mariota remains the starter, even after the club acquired Ryan Tannehill from the Dolphins. Vrabel also said he expects Mariota to be ready when the team starts their offseason program on April 15 after battling through injuries in 2018. Mariota started 13 games last season and finished with a disappointing 2,528 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. On a run-first team without great options in the passing game, Mariota will continue to be a mediocre QB2.
The Tennessee Titans released quarterback Blaine Gabbert after they traded for Ryan Tannehill on Friday. Gabbert's only season in Tennessee in 2018 saw him make three starts while filling in for an injured Marcus Mariota. Gabbert spent 2017 with the Cardinals, three in San Francisco before that and three years in Jacksonville after being drafted 10th overall in 2010. He'll only attract backup work on the open market.