Titans QB Marcus Mariota’s quad injury not considered serious
The Tennessee Titans were welcomed back to Earth over the weekend as the previously 1-0 AFC South franchise fell to the rival Indianapolis Colts at home in Week 2. Now 1-1, it appears as though the Titans have avoided even more trouble as starting quarterback Marcus Mariota appears to be good to go for next week despite yet another injury scare.
While it is unknown as to when exactly Mariota injured his quad, such a setback is not considered to be very serious.
Marcus Mariota's quad injury is not very serious. #Titans
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) September 16, 2019
The Colts narrowly defeated the Titans as Mariota struggled for much of the afternoon in Tennessee. With the Colts coming away with a 19-17 win despite two missed extra points, the Titans missed a field goal that could have helped them squeak by with a one-point win. Nonetheless, the Titans will now begin to look ahead to the team’s primetime matchup against another rival in the 0-2 Jacksonville Jaguars, who typically struggle mightily against Tennessee.
Despite the fact that Mariota will be good to go in Week 3, though, the questions surrounding his future with the Titans have already begun once again. Because he was a bit reckless with his body in addition to remaining in the pocket for way too long multiple times on Sunday afternoon against the Colts, Mariota’s time could be dwindling as he continues to play out the final team option year of his four-year rookie contract.
The Titans will obviously have a decision to make down the road, but Mariota will continue to serve as the team’s starter under center for at least another week in Jacksonville.