The Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, suffered in a 38-10 loss to Miami last week.

Marcus Mariota will most likely never forget the name Olivier Vernon, as the Dolphins defensive end was fined a total of $37,363 for two incidents in the same game.  Vernon hit Mariota illegally in the knee, causing the injury, and later made an illegal strike to the QB’s head/neck area.

Mariota actually stayed in that game, wearing a brace on his knee.

Zach Mettenberger will start in his place.  Mettenberger, a 6th round pick out of LSU, has shown some glimpses of solid QB play but is still looking for his first NFL win.  This will be his 7th attempt as a starter.


Luke Straub

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