Marcus Mariota has been demoted from the role of starting quarterback by the Tennessee Titans team and very soon could be moved out of the team. The Titans have made a change in their QB position and Ryan Tannehill has been promoted for the post for the rest of the NFL 2019 season. Mariota has played decently by completing 59.1 percent of passes and rushing for 1,179 yards with seven TDs, two ICs, and a 91.7 passer rating.
Titans benching QB Marcus Mariota in favor of Ryan Tannehill.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2019
But the Titans top brass believes that he has been playing too safe and his bad decision making has affected the team performance. The October trade deadline is near and speaking in terms of exchange deals, Marcus Mariota could be traded out to the Miami Dolphins.
Titans to Put Mariota Open for Trade
The Titans lost their calm after they lost the Week 6 game against the Denver Broncos at 0-16. It was so bad that Mariota couldn’t make a single touchdown and was intercepted twice in his attempts while making just 7 carries for 18 attempts.
Marcus Mariota is certainly not without culpability. He hasn't always performed at a high level. But some of the criticism is nonsense, especially from this past weekend. Mariota threw his first 2 ints of the season in six games, which means he takes care of the ball (cont).
— Aaron J. Fentress (@AaronJFentress) October 15, 2019
AJ Brown and Delanie Walker being devastated about Marcus Mariota getting benched tells you everything you need to know about this team. They desperately wanted to help him become what he has the potential to be. It was a systemic failure from the top down that prevented that
— From Good to Great Depression (@jlomas72) October 14, 2019
Mariota was benched in the middle of Broncos vs Titans game last Sunday and he won’t get to play another game in Tennessee. The Titans are looking to put out the former No. 2 overall pick on the trading block as the star quarterback is unable to show any positive results.
Dolphins can use Marcus Mariota as Starter QB
The Titans won’t waste any more time dragging Mariota in their team and would trade him out as soon as possible to acquire drafts picks for 2020. As per the NFL experts, the Titans can get a second-round pick in exchange for Marcus Mariota and they will gladly accept the deal.
Miami Dolphins who have acquired a lot of draft picks can easily sign Mariota and offer Josh Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick in return combined with one 2020 second-round draft pick. The Dolphins could use Mariota as their starter until they sign a new rookie in the draft trade deals of next year.