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The Titans finally pulled the plug on Marcus Mariota and inserted Ryan Tannehill at quarterback. The big question is whether it was just for today or also for the future.
Switching to Tannehill to steer the ship still didn’t give the Titans enough of a jolt in a 16-0 loss to the Broncos, but they made their only two trips to the red zone after he took over.
Mariota completed just one of his seven pass attempts and threw two interceptions on throws that traveled more than 10 yards downfield, according to ESPN Stats & Information data. Mariota entered Sunday completing 62.8 percent of those throws with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Mariota struggled against a decimated Broncos secondary. He finished the day having completed 7 of his 15 pass attempts for 63 yards. Mariota also threw two interceptions on the day. There were times when Mariota escaped a clean pocket before he needed to, but his receivers weren’t getting open. His 38.9% completion percentage Sunday was the second lowest of his career, better only than a 30% performance in a Week 15 loss to the Broncos in 2016.
Tannehill, a 2012 first-round pick who was the Miami Dolphins’ starter for seven seasons before being released this offseason, completed a quick pass to Corey Davis on an out-breaking route for his first completion as a Titan. He hit A.J. Brown on a quick slant for a 42-yard gain, but it was called back because of offensive pass interference on Brown.
Tannehill finished the day 13-of-16 for 144 yards but also threw an interception.