Titans Make Surprising Marcus Mariota 2020 Decision
The Titans made a surprising Marcus Mariota 2020 decision this week.
Fresh on the heels of a disappointing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, it appears Tennessee is ready to part ways with Mariota.
The Titans selected Mariota out of Oregon with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Although he never quite became a consistent franchise quarterback, Mariota had his fair share of highlights over the years.
After the Chiefs loss, Mariota seemed to accept that his tenure with the Titans had come to an end. Following the outing, he acknowledged that he had “no idea” what would come next.
When asked by Jim Wyatt if he thought he would be an NFL starter at some point in the foreseeable future, Mariota showed zero doubt.
Facing uncertain future, QB Marcus Mariota thankful for opportunity with @Titans.
“The organization took a chance on me, and I felt like I gave them everything I’ve got.”
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 20, 2020
“I have no doubts at all, no doubts at all,” he replied.
“I’m just hopeful and ready for whatever that next opportunity is.”
Ryan Tannehill stepped in for Mariota after a terrible 2-4 start to the season.
Almost immediately, the entire tenor of the year changed for the Titans and the squad went on an incredible run.
The Tannehill boost culminated in upset wins over the New England Patriots in the AFC Wild Card game Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Game.
According to multiple reports, Tennessee intends to sign Tannehill to a long-term deal.
While things with the Titans were obviously ending on a sad note for Mariota, he was still greatly appreciative of the opportunity he got.
“The organization took a chance on me, and I felt like I gave them everything I’ve got,” Mariota said.
“Obviously, we’re not sure what is going to happen. But I know when it is all said and done, I gave this organization everything I could.”
The Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Chargers are also considered possible contenders for Mariota’s services in 2020.