Marcus Mariota has not fumbled this season, but his interceptions are up

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Marcus Mariota spent most of his offseason rehabbing, but he still had a major point of emphasis heading into this season, via Paul Kuharsky of paulkuharsky.com. The Titans’ third-year quarterback wanted to cut down on his turnovers.

He has accomplished that in one area, with no fumbles this season. Mariota fumbled 10 times, losing six, as a rookie, and he fumbled nine times, with five lost, last season.

But Mariota’s interceptions are up.

Mariota has thrown 12 interceptions in 10 games this season. He threw 10 in 12 games as a rookie and nine in 15 games last season.

That gave him 15 total giveaways in each of his first two seasons. Thus, he averaged 1.25 giveaways per start as a rookie, 1.00 last season and is averaging 1.09 this season.

Mariota probably wouldn’t call it his best season, but the Titans are tied for first place in the AFC South with a 7-4 record.

13 responses to “Marcus Mariota has not fumbled this season, but his interceptions are up

  1. It’s clear that Mariota was trending upward his 1st two years, but this year has regressed some. He isn’t elite yet, and needs the running game to complement things. DeMarco Murray has been awful this year and that has certainly effected the offense overall. Combine that with some bad luck like a receiver falling down on the play where one pass was picked off Sunday and you get Mariota 2017

  2. Interceptions are probably the most misleading stat since I’ve been watching football. Some guys play with one eye on the stat sheet, others just play to win and don’t care about their individual stats if the team loses. Brett Favre and Drew Brees threw most of their interceptions while trying to win games that were out of reach. I’ve seen lots of QB’s use that same garbage time to pad their stats, and basically give up on the team.

  3. His entire offseason was spent rehabbing plus he wasn’t 100% for OTA’s or at the beginning of training camp. You can’t improve if you can’t work on your craft, I expect he’ll be a much better next year after an offseason with his trainer & more time with his new receivers.

  4. charliecharger says:

    November 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Interceptions are probably the most misleading stat since I’ve been watching football. Some guys play with one eye on the stat sheet, others just play to win and don’t care about their individual stats if the team loses. Brett Favre and Drew Brees threw most of their interceptions while trying to win games that were out of reach. I’ve seen lots of QB’s use that same garbage time to pad their stats, and basically give up on the team.

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    Brett Favre has the most interceptions in history and it’s not even close. 14 of his 16 seasons in Green Bay were winning seasons so they weren’t playing from behind as much as many guys in history. Gun slingers just tend to throw more interceptions.

  5. It’s this tired offense they have him running. Run on 1st & 2nd down then have him try to bail them out on 3rd & long every time. Defenses know it’s coming.

  6. The sooner they move on from Mariota, the better they’ll be. He might be better than some mediocre free agent, but it’s time to draft a new QB for the future.

  7. Something still “ain’t right wit my’boy Marcus.” He not givin’ us that “fake smile” like “Superman” a/k/a “AceBoogie” a/k/a Cam(eron) Newton.

    I wonder if last season’s injury is still in Marcus’ head. But I disagree with the critics’ notion that Marcus can’t win unless he’s able to run. He already proved that he can win from the pocket. Hey, I didn’t call him “Baby Brady” while still at Oregon for nothing, peeps.

  8. Rdog says:
    November 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    The sooner they move on from Mariota, the better they’ll be. He might be better than some mediocre free agent, but it’s time to draft a new QB for the future

    Stick to commenting on other sports. Your knowledge is clearing lacking in football. Marcus will win a Championship before any other qb under 30.

  9. ragevirus11 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Stick to commenting on other sports. Your knowledge is clearing lacking in football. Marcus will win a Championship before any other qb under 30.
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    You clearly don’t know football. Mariota plays for the Titans. The Titans are coached by Mike Mularkey. Also, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Dak Prescott, and Derek Carr all have much better championship chances than Mariota for the next many years.

  10. Watson (if he can stay healthy) will win a championship before mariota and will basically keep the titans fighting for 2nd place and wild card berths for years to come

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