Marcus Mariota is a good quarterback. We know this in the same way that we know water is wet and the world is round. But did you know that Mariota is off to a historically good start to his NFL career?
On Sunday against the Packers, Mariota completed 19-of-26 passes for 295 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions, finishing the game with a rating of 149.8, a new season-high and the second-highest total of his career. The Titans went on to defeat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers 47-25.
That gives Mariota 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions to start his career.
Marcus Mariota is 1st player in @Titans/Oilers history with 40 TD passes in first 2 seasons. Previous record holder: @WMoon1 with 27@Titans— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 17, 2016
For his efforts, Mariota was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. During the win over Green Bay, Mariota became the first Titans quarterback to reach 20 touchdown passes on the season since Steve McNair threw 24 touchdowns in 2003.
This was also the sixth time in Mariota’s first 22 career games that he has accounted for four touchdowns in a game, something no other quarterback in NFL history has done.