Marcus Mariota ready for bigger things? Titans believe he's ready for year two.
American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) Marcus Mariota is believed to be ready for the next step by Titans.
“It was much better than most rookie quarterbacks starting out,’’ Mularkey said. “Marcus handled it all extremely well. All of the things he went through, including a head coaching change. I think he handled everything with poise."
“And anybody who walks into the locker room in Year 2 is going to be more comfortable, and have more confidence. It is overwhelming when you come in the locker room as a rookie, but things will be so familiar to him now. He won’t be starting from scratch. And that should help him a great deal.”
Mariota walked back in the locker room at the start of year 2 on 18th of April Monday. Mariota and the rest of Titans reported for the start of the team’s offseason program, and one of the first things he talked about was his comfort level.
“For one, turnovers,’’ Mariota said when asked about what he’d like to improve. “Fumbling was kind of a bad habit that even I had in college that I need to continue to fix. To me what’s most important alongside that is stepping up as a leader, being more vocal and then just finding ways to win. I think that’s kind of been the tone for the last few months here, is just finding ways to win, however, that may be. Just find a way to get it done.”
Additionally, Titans cornerback Jason McCourty also said that Mariota would be greatly benefited by having a year under his belt.
Again Mularkey said on Monday, “Marcus, at this time last year, he was getting ready for the draft. He had a lot of things going on this time last year. Even after the draft, he had a lot of things going on. His preparation, this is not a total overhaul of the offense. There’s definitely going to be a difference for him in the offense, but he’s going to have a good head start in regards to running this offense.”