Marcus Mariota: I’m a long way from thinking about a second contract

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Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is heading into the third year of his rookie contract, meaning he and the Titans couldn’t negotiate a new deal right now even if both sides wanted to. But that hasn’t kept Mariota from being asked if Derek Carr’s new deal has him thinking about his own contractual prospects.

Mariota, however, told KHON that he’s a long way from thinking about a second contract.

“For any athlete, anybody in professional sports, it’s out of your control. I mean, you’ve got to play well, you’ve got to do certain things, things kind of have to line up for those contracts to happen. I can’t think about next season or the season after that. I’ve got to focus on our first game and continue to be the best guy that I can be for the team,” Mariota said. “If all those things happen and things go right and that contract is up, and you know, I’d love to be in Nashville and I think the Titans are such a great organization, that it would be a lot of fun to play for them for a long time.”

If Mariota continues to grow over his next two seasons like he has over his first two seasons, he will become one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. But he is not thinking about that just yet.

19 responses to “Marcus Mariota: I’m a long way from thinking about a second contract

  1. let the Jameis haters roll in and talk about how this kid Marcus is so much better. Which make me so mad because its way to early to judge either one of em. Hey i really liked Marcus when both of them were coming out. i’m still glad we got Winston.i feel like they both we be in league for a long time. only time will who will be better

  2. Here is a guy who wants to actually accomplish something before demanding more money…..like winning a playoff game. Good for him.

  3. Long way to go? Yes! Try playing a 16 games season first and holding onto the ball. 27 games played, 30 turnovers. His ball protection is a complete myth.

  4. “It’s a business.” Don’t get too attached to any player. Here today, gone tomorrow. The NFL is losing it’s traditions, character and integrity. Betray fan loyalty built up for decades and re-locate. The NFL should RENOVATE not RELOCATE! Change the charter.

  5. Lets see here….if Goff can go #1 to an LA team that traded up for that privilege……Mariota would be worth about 2-3 years of the Rams entire draft if you want to compare talent.

  6. quintorisjones says:
    Jul 6, 2017 8:13 AM

    Long way to go? Yes! Try playing a 16 games season first and holding onto the ball. 27 games played, 30 turnovers. His ball protection is a complete myth.

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    Looks good to me!

    Brady – 31 games 2001-02 – 26 ints & 9 fumbles
    Manning – 32 games 1998-99 – 43 ints & 5 fumbles

  7. Hard to throw interceptions when all you do is hand the ball off and throw screens….

    Sad…you mention Brady and Manning in a MM thread. Let’s try and get him to Vince Young status first.

  8. shows signs that he may be 1 of the best QBs from the last 10 years… Should be 1 to watch this season…
    If him and Derrick Carr could get a decent o-line they may be in the top elite within the next few years!

  9. quintorisjones says:
    Jul 6, 2017 2:11 PM

    Hard to throw interceptions when all you do is hand the ball off and throw screens….

    Sad…you mention Brady and Manning in a MM thread. Let’s try and get him to Vince Young status first.

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    Keep moving those goal posts buddy. You’ll make a point that sticks at some point!

  10. Fact – More turnovers than games played
    Fact – Plays in the worst division in the NFL
    Fact – Ranked in the bottom of air yards two years running
    Fact – Team ranked 28th out of 32 in pass attempts (this coming from a team playing from behind
    Fact – Often viewed as someone who protects the ball when averages 1.1 turnovers per game
    Fact – Has yet to play a full season

    Those stick?

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