Titans’ Young Offensive Stars Key to Big Jump Forward in 2016

July 3, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

To say the Tennessee Titans are primed for a jump forward in 2016 isn't exactly a huge stretch. After going 5-27 over the past two seasons and ranking 30th in the league offensively in 2015, there isn't anywhere for the franchise to go but up.
However, there's a palpable optimism around the team this year. Genuine optimism that the Titans may be ready to shed their identity as the doormats of the NFL's weakest division, in large part due to the young talent base they've accrued on offense.
In the NFL, it all starts under center, and the Titans are confident they've found their first true franchise quarterback since Steve McNair in Marcus Mariota.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Mariota had his ups and downs as a rookie. His first NFL start featured two incompletions, four touchdown passes and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. For the season he posted a plus-nine touchdown-to-interception ratio and a passer rating north of 90. His 7.6 yards per attempt ranked ...

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