Marcus Mariota flying in to Nashville tonight for Titans meeting

AP

After taking his turn auditioning for the Buccaneers yesterday, Marcus Mariota will spend tonight in the place where he’ll more likely end up.

Or at least in the place where the team owns the draft slot he’ll likely end up being taken in.

Via Albert Breer of NFL Media, Mariota will fly to Nashville tonight, and spend tomorrow meeting with Titans officials.

We’re more than three weeks out from the 2015 NFL Draft starting, giving plenty of time for smokescreens and downright lies. And the Titans have done their part to muddy the waters, bringing in a number of pass-rushers, and also defensive tackle Leonard Williams.

But the longer it goes, the more logical it seems that the Titans will either draft Mariota for themselves, or pawn off the pick to someone who wants Mariota for themselves. With other teams beginning at No. 5 who clearly would be interested in the Oregon quarterback, it simply makes sense for someone wanting him to deal with the Titans.

So perhaps this visit will be when the Titans decide whether they want to keep Mariota for themselves, or auction him off to the highest bidder.

13 responses to “Marcus Mariota flying in to Nashville tonight for Titans meeting

  1. For Marcus Mariota’s sake, I hope the Titans don’t draft him. For the Titans’ sake (post-Whisenhunt), I hope they do.

    – Tennessee Fan

  2. If Winston and Mariota do go 1-2, they are both likely to turn into less than they could simply because of the teams they’re going to. Lovie and Whisenhunt aren’t exactly known for being QB-friendly.

  3. With all the future money at stake and a qbs career hinging upon their early development (and, with their no difference in pay between picks 1 and 6), it behooves BOTH of these qbs to declare that they will not report to any team that picks them in the top 8. Force yourself to a team where careers don’t go to die.

  4. If Winston and Mariota do go 1-2, they are both likely to turn into less than they could simply because of the teams they’re going to. Lovie and Whisenhunt aren’t exactly known for being QB-friendly.

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    You guys do realize that bad teams usually need QBs & tend to draft in the top 5? Good QB prospects almost always go to bad teams because bad teams almost always need QBs, hence why they are bad. They will not be the first QBs to go to bad teams & they certainly won’t be the last. If they can’t handle it, that’s on them.

  5. Justintuckrule said:

    “With all the future money at stake and a qbs career hinging upon their early development (and, with their no difference in pay between picks 1 and 6), it behooves BOTH of these qbs to declare that they will not report to any team that picks them in the top 8.”

    Keep in mind that Steve McNair, Donovan McNabb, Peyton Manning, and Eli Manning are just a few of the many Super Bowl QBs who went to the big show with the Top 8 team they signed with.

  6. What a drag it must be for these top guys to do all this song and dance routine for teams that are absolutely not going to pick him. Blatantly wasting someone’s time for the sake of smokescreens, trade baiting, and other “strategies.”

  7. The guys get free 1st class trips to visit the teams. You never know where you’ll end up either through the draft, trades, or as a free agent. It makes sense for them to go through the song and dance of visits even though they likely won’t get drafted by the team.

  8. What a drag it must be for these top guys to do all this song and dance routine for teams that are absolutely not going to pick him.

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    Considering only 1 team can draft a guy should they just not visit any teams? Not being willing to visit a team would all but guarantee that team does not draft him.

  9. “other teams beginning at No. 5 who clearly would be interested in the Oregon quarterback”

    No. 5 is the REDSKINS. Think the REDSKINS want to draft an RGIII clone to replace RGIII?

  10. @tennoilers – correct. Those qbs flourished. I’m talking about this draft though specifically. The teams picking high this year aren’t really known for developing qbs and most have failed miserably. I’m just pointing out that with potentially hundreds of millions of dollars at stake (2 – 6 yr 100+ M contracts), they’d be smart to steer themselves to a team that gives them the best chance at that happening. This year, those teams are outside the top 6 or 7.

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