Marcus Mariota said the benching over his poor play – he completed seven of 18 passes for 63 yards with two interceptions – was a first for him and conceded that “as an athlete, maybe” this is the most adversity he’s ever faced.
“I will evaluate with (general manager) Jon (Robinson) and the coaching staff,” HC Mike Vrabel said, “but I will let you know as soon as I figure out and do what is best for the team.”
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Benching Mariota itself held great significance as the Titans continue to evaluate their fifth-year quarterback who is in the final season of his rookie contract. The story said under Tannehill, the offense didn't score but did at least show signs of life as he went 13-for-16 for 144 yards and an INT.