4. Marcus Mariota
This is a tough one to do, but Marcus Mariota was unable to finish the game as the starting quarterback of the Tennessee Titans as he injured his elbow in Tennessee’s 27-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
In his time on the field, Mariota was 9-of-16 for 103 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 15 yards on three carries. Blaine Gabbert entered the game following Mariota’s injury and was 11-of-22 for 117 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. For those who remember, Gabbert is no stranger to the AFC South as he spent 2011-13 with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Before he was injured, Mariota just didn’t play well, completing 56.3 percent of his passes and finished with a QB Rating of 36.2. His longest completion went for 31 yards, and that was his only pass completed for 20-plus yards.
Mariota has the ability to eventually make it to the top of the AFC South Power Rankings, but thus far he hasn’t reached that potential, and even before he was injured, his overall play wasn’t that exciting to begin with. Those in Tennessee want to see more from the former No. 2 overall pick, but it might be safe to assume some believe they’ve already seen the best from Mariota.