Marcus Mariota
If You Think Marcus Mariota is Safe, I Have Bad News For You (Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports)

Coming out of college in 2015 the NFL was Marcus Mariota is a freaking oyster, man. The Heisman Trophy winner was a stud at Oregon, absolutely electric. He made that team so much fun to watch and I really thought that Chip Kelly was going to pull the trigger and trade up to the number two pick in the draft and take him as the Eagles new franchise QB. Thank god they didn’t, it may have been one of the few things that Kelly did right in his tenure as Philadelphia’s head coach. Since then, however, Mariota has shown some true flashes of excellence, but has suffered through an injury-riddled career and has at times played very poorly. His best year was in 2016 when he threw for 3,426 yards, 26 TDs, 9 INTs, and a QBR of 95.6.

Listen this is a make or break year for Mariota and not only do we know it but the entire Titans organization knows it. That’s why they went out and got Ryan Tannehill to compete for the job in Tennessee. I personally don’t think Mariota’s style of play ever transitions well into the NFL and that if he hasn’t had a break out season yet I doubt he ever will. Ryan Tannehill, on the other hand, is a prototypical NFL pocket passer. He has thrown for 4,000 yards twice and that’s with the god awful teams he’s had in Miami. Tannehill looked great against the Eagles during their first preseason game, but granted that was against second and third stringers. ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that Mariota is “not a lock” to start in Week 1. My prediction for the season is Mariota struggles and gets hurt and Tannehill steps in by week 5. Tennessee has a really good team but needs a leader at QB to take them over the top and back to the playoffs. Be on the look out for this team. Don Chach out!