Mariota contract not stalled by surfing clause

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There’s a report that’s getting some traction (especially in the slow time of the NFL calendar) that the Titans and quarterback Marcus Mariota haven’t been able to work out a contract because the Titans want Mariota to agree to stop surfing, due to the risk of injury.

It’s would be intriguing debate. If Mariota were a surfer. He’s not.

A source with direct knowledge of the situation tells PFT that there’s no truth to the report, and that Mariota isn’t a surfer.

“Somebody made something up here,” the source said.

That doesn’t change the fact that Mariota doesn’t have a contract. But the impasse has nothing to do with surfing.

I’ll explain once again the likely source of the impasse in a separate post. Because it’s the slow time of the NFL calendar and we need to milk the cow judiciously.

32 responses to “Mariota contract not stalled by surfing clause

  1. If the Buckeyes didn’t allow Johnny Utah to surf, Bodhi would be robbing banks to this very day!

  2. The NFL off season is way too long. It’s 7 months. MLB’s is about 5 months. And the NHL and NBA’s is only about 3.5 months.

  3. Jameis Winston = Irresponsible, immature, not a team player, not ready for the NFL

    Marcus Mariotta = Responsible, puts the team first, the guy to be the face of the organization.

    ……right.

  4. pixelito says:

    Yeah, cause falling onto water is so dangerous….

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    Skipped some school days, dinchya?

  5. Paul Kuharsky (ESPN beat writer) already covered this pretty comprehensively in a recent ESPN post.

    Titans have a horrible record of getting first round guys done quickly even since the overhaul of rookie contract parameters. Whatever sticks in their craw (offset language, whatever), it’s a recurring theme and certainly NOT specific to Mariota.

    The whole thing seems stupid to me. I put the blame on the Titans because clearly every other team in the league has a much more efficient way of doing business since the CBA changed the rookie contract rules.

  6. @pixelito: Obviously, you have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Yes, falling on water is not too dangerous, but getting injured while surfing is not uncommon.

    Getting hit by your own board or hitting the bottom are the usual suspects.

    I’m a 4th generation SoCal native, 2nd generation surfer for 3o years and surf instructor- I do know what I’m talking about.

    And by the way- Kelly Slater is one of the greatest athletes/sportsman, ever.

    Look it up.

  7. pixelito says:Jul 2, 2015 1:21 PM

    Yeah, cause falling onto water is so dangerous….

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    You realize most surfing in Hawaii occurs over reefs, right?

  8. orangehigh I’ll explain it for you..the Titans never sign their first round picks until right before training camp & the sticking point may be over offset language. It is the AGENTS duty to get the best contract they can for their client. Marcus does not care about any of that, he just wants to play football. As for Jameis signing right away, that is probably how the Bucs FO operates & Jameis probably wanted/needed that money for his family, which is great. Marcus comes from way different circumstances & money is not an issue for him or his family.

  9. Stick to your guns Marcus/…. Make them give YOU something…. for you to give up surfing!!! The art of
    negotiating.

  10. Make them give YOU something…. for you to give up surfing!!!
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    If I were your agent…. that would be my advice!

  11. vjllsduckfan65 says:Jul 2, 2015 1:42 PM

    orangehigh I’ll explain it for you..the Titans never sign their first round picks until right before training camp & the sticking point may be over offset language. It is the AGENTS duty to get the best contract they can for their client. Marcus does not care about any of that, he just wants to play football. As for Jameis signing right away, that is probably how the Bucs FO operates & Jameis probably wanted/needed that money for his family, which is great. Marcus comes from way different circumstances & money is not an issue for him or his family.

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    You do know that Winston had endorsement deals before he signed, right? You also know that players can easily get low interest loans the day they are drafted due to their guarenteed money that’s headed there way, right? Jameis signing early had nothing to do with money you fool.

  12. Surfing in Hawaii is dangerous as hell, especially on the North Shorre of Oahu where this dude is from. I don’t blame him for not surfing there; head injuries, torn ACL’s, broken ankles, dislocated shoulders and reef rash are all par for the course at any spot over there. Not to mention drowning.

    Those Hawaiian ice heads are mostly justified in their overly-aggressive localism. People die there all the time in the water.

  13. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t want to play for the Titans and he’s just too polite to say it publicly.

  14. Eagles fans that think Tennessee will trade Mariota for a Ferrari that may or may not run (lmao) have delusions of grandeur. What’s done is done and if Chip wanted him he should’ve paid up in the draft. Mariota will play in the season opener against Jameis and the Bucs. This shouldn’t even be news but this is the dryest period of the NFL off season.

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