Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will miss the final two games of the season, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Mariota has started 12 games in his rookie season, completing 62.2 percent of his passes for an impressive 12.3 yards per catch. He threw for 2,818 yards and 19 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. However, the Titans only have the 21st-ranked pass attack in the league, and are 28th in scoring offense as they have gone 3-11.
Mariota had one of the most impressive debuts in NFL history, going 13 for 15 for 209 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-14 win over Tampa Bay, and threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns in Week 9 against the Saints. In Tennessee’s other win, a 42-39 victory over the Jaguars, he was 20 of 29 for 268 yards and three touchdowns against one interception, and also rushed for 112 yards. In Week 14 against the Jets, he caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from running back Antonio Andrews.
The defending Heisman Trophy winner, Mariota was selected second overall in the draft. He beat No. 1 pick Jameis Winston in Week 1.
Zach Mettenberger is expected to start the final two games for the Titans.