Marcus Mariota adds 12-13 pounds

AP

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota needs to play better, in order to become a franchise quarterback. Which means he needs to play more.

Which means he needs to be available to play more. Which means he needs to find a way to avoid injury. Which means, among other things, that he needs to get bigger.

Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports that Mariota has added 12-13 pounds this offseason.

Whether that helps Mariota escape injury remains to be seen, but extra bulk often allows a player to absorb more impact. Mariota has missed eight regular-season games in four full seasons. An elbow/nerve issue caused him to miss a pair of games last year, including a playoff play-in game against the Colts.

The Titans have shown no inclination to give Mariota a second contract. He’ll make $20.9 million this season; what happens for him in 2020 depends largely on what he can do in 2019.

17 responses to “Marcus Mariota adds 12-13 pounds

  1. Missing 8 out of 66 games over the past 4 years… This ‘injury prone’ talk is nothing but B.S. o.O

  2. The way a QB avoids injury is not to get bigger, it’s to avoid hits.
    Throw the ball away, run out of bounds, slide.
    Don’t take hits.

    Putting on muscle will help a bit, but those hits will catch up to you.

  3. He also has been knocked out of 7….

    Team Solace says:
    May 28, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    Missing 8 out of 66 games over the past 4 years… This ‘injury prone’ talk is nothing but B.S. o.O

  4. This guy is the most uninspiring and underwhelming qb I can think of in recent memory. He’s so bad he’s not even talked about as a low end streamer in fantasy and that’s saying something….

  5. F=MA Rearranging A=F/M

    The more mass you have. the less acceleration you experience for the same applied force (hit).

    Acceleration is not a good thing when you are talking about human tissue.

  6. k1dicarus says:
    May 28, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    This guy is the most uninspiring and underwhelming qb I can think of in recent memory. He’s so bad he’s not even talked about as a low end streamer in fantasy and that’s saying something….
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    You are obviously not a Titans fan and obviously don’t watch any Titans games… I can think of countless other QBs who are more “uninspiring” than Mariota.

  7. You’re right I’m not fan but I’ve watched enough Titans games to know this guy is exactly that.

  8. Like who? I’ve watched enough Titan games to know he is exactly that and considering his draft position and hype coming out of college his play is indeed uninspiring. The numbers don’t lie pal, sorry that hurt your feelings.

  9. Rdog says:
    May 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm
    k1dicarus says:
    May 28, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    This guy is the most uninspiring and underwhelming qb I can think of in recent memory. He’s so bad he’s not even talked about as a low end streamer in fantasy and that’s saying something….
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    You are obviously not a Titans fan and obviously don’t watch any Titans games… I can think of countless other QBs who are more “uninspiring” than Mariota.
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    Yea but how many of them were drafted #2 overall? For what he’s done as the second pick in the draft he’s a BUST as far as I’m concerned! But I understand a Titans fan not wanting to admit that they screwed up with that early of a pick, that’s just what fans do!

  10. Yea but how many of them were drafted #2 overall? For what he’s done as the second pick in the draft he’s a BUST as far as I’m concerned! But I understand a Titans fan not wanting to admit that they screwed up with that early of a pick, that’s just what fans do!

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    Most of us just think the jury is still out. After years 1 & 2 that #2 overall pick was definitely justified. Years 3 & 4 have muddied the waters a lot with him playing (sometimes well, sometimes not) through some injuries. In the end it may not work out, sucks because I think he has the talent & work ethic but just can’t stay healthy enough to be consistent. This season will give us answers. He’s healthy & has more talent around him that he’s ever had.

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