Despite national analysts like ESPN’s Dianna Russini pushing the idea the Titans have allowed Ryan Tannehill to go at it with Marcus Mariota for the starting role, every piece of evidence to this point indicates that's nothing but noise.
Mariota got every first-team rep through training camp, except during Day 9 when he sat out for rest. With only three weeks until the season opener at Cleveland, the Titans would be putting themselves at a significant disadvantage by swapping in Tannehill as the No. 1 quarterback this late in the process.
The story went on to list several other reasons why Mariota should win the job, and among them was Tannehill himself saying he doesn't think him starting is an option at this point. Mariota also looked sharp against the Patriots on Saturday, an improvement over Week 1 of the preseason. Earlier today we had a report that stated Tannehill could be in the mix to win the job but this article certainly goes against that.