Reality came promptly for Marcus Mariota, as the former second choose all round was benched Sunday for Ryan Tannehill. His tenure as the beginning quarterback of the Tennessee Titans appears to have come to an finish immediately after 4 seasons and adjust.
Mariota’s story really should serve as a warning for Mitch Trubisky who, for superior of worse, has eleven games to show the Chicago Bears if he’s the quarterback of their future. If the Bears are wise, they will not wait any longer than that, or waste any much more time, to make their judgment about the most position in all of sports.
Like Trubisky, Mariota was anticipated to make a major leap in his third season, immediately after throwing 26 touchdowns in his second. He was anticipated to turn into the franchise quarterback almost everybody – which integrated Ryan Pace – believed he was destined to be.
But Mariota never ever took off. His third season was a bust with (13 TDs/15 INTs). His fourth season showed some guarantee (11/eight), but integrated quite a few injuries and in the end most of his results came operating the football. The most complimentary way to describe his start off to 2019 was ineffective.
Maybe Mariota will rebound, most probably someplace else? History tells us he will not.
Bears receivers have dropped 7.five% of Trubisky’s passes, the highest price in the league.
They typical just four.three yards per catch, the third-lowest total in the league.
Trubisky has been pressured at a greater price than any quarterback with 100 or much more passing attempts.
(Their operating game is also, effectively, pathetic.)
The numbers are damning, and they surely inform the story of the Bears offense, but they do not clarify Trubisky’s overall performance. Football is about much more than numbers. From time to time you have to basically watch the games. Trubisky has been shaky, with extremely couple of above typical plays this season.
Any prospective quarterback controversy died just before it truly got began. Chase Daniel produced two inexcusable errors that price the game against the Raiders. But Daniel is a profession backup journeyman and it is not a stretch to say he produced much more major plays in his two games than Trubisky did in the 3 prior. 1 can not aid but wonder how the offense would’ve looked if it was an actual NFL-caliber Beginning quarterback replacing Trubisky. The Titans couldn’t move on from Mariota any sooner mainly because they had Blaine Gabbert backing him up. The Bears are in a comparable position with Daniel, but they can not let that be the case subsequent year if Trubisky struggles as Mariota did in his third season.
Trubisky has the talent and we’ve observed flashes of brilliance flashes that at one particular point or yet another have produced us consider taking him more than Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes wasn’t as major of a error as it appears to be. There is small query about no matter if or not Trubisky can be the team’s franchise quarterback. It is just a matter of undertaking it.
The Titans took Mariota’s pen away. Trubisky nevertheless has eleven games to create his story in Chicago. Eleven games to show us and the group that he’s the guy. Eleven games to define his profession.