Comparing Mariota, McNair, Young, Locker After 16 Starts


NASHVILLE, Tenn.  —Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is 16 starts into his NFL career.

His 16-game total of 3,743 passing yards ranks first in franchise history in a player's first 16 starts with the team (rookies or veterans), eclipsing the previous record holder, George Blanda, who threw for 3,732 yards in his first 16 starts with the club from 1960-1961.

But how does Mariota's start compare to previous first-round picks by the organization at the quarterback position?

Here's a look at Mariota's first 16 games as a starter compared to the first 16 starts for quarterbacks Steve McNair, Vince Young and Jake Locker.

Keep in mind McNair took over as a full-time starter in his third NFL season after starting six games in his first two seasons. Young played in the first two games in his rookie season before taking over as the starter in Week 3 of the 2006 season, while Locker played in five games as a rookie in 2011 before starting his first game in 2012.

Drafted:2nd overall, 20153rd overall, 19953rd overall, 20068th overall, 2011
Comp. Pct:61.355.354.058.2
Pass yards:3,7433,0672,4923,223
Rush attempts:47919959
Rush yards:324564624418

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