Dare to Compare? Comparing Marcus Mariota's First 50 Games to Titans QBs Steve McNair, Vince Young

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota played in his 50th career game on Sunday.

The fourth-year quarterback's career passing totals include 10,974 yards and 65 touchdowns, and he has an additional 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.

It led me to wonder how Mariota's stats compare to some of the franchise's other first-round picks at the position since the team became the Titans.

Here's a look at how Mariota's first 50 games compared to quarterbacks Steve McNair and Vince Young. If you're wondering about Jake Locker, well, he played just 30 career games before retiring.

PASSING:

Steve McNair (50 games, 43 starts from 1995-1999)

Stats: 716-of-1,284, 8,643 yards, 55.8 %, 6.7 pass yds/att, 43 TDs, 33 INTs, 77.1 rating, sacked 87 times.

Vince Young (50 games, 44 starts from 2006-2010)
Stats: 655-of-1,130, 7,527 yards, 58 %, 6.7 pass yds/att, 38 TDs, 41 INTs, 74.2 rating, sacked 72 times.

Marcus Mariota (50 games, 49 starts from 2015-2018)

Stats: 923-of-1,477, 10,974 yards, 62.5 %, 7.4 pass yds/att, 65 TDs, 39 INTs, 88.8 rating, sacked 113 times.

RUSHING

Steve McNair

Stats: 260 attempts, 1,570 yards, 6.04 rush average, 71 rush long, 19 rush TDs.

Vince Young

Stats: 256 attempts, 1,343 yards, 5.25 rush average, 44 rush long, 12 rush TDs.

Marcus Mariota

Stats: 197 attempts, 1,151 yards, 5.84 rush average, 87 rush long, 11 rush TDs.

A first-round pick (3rd overall) by the Houston Oilers in the 1995 NFL Draft, Steve McNair led the Titans to the playoffs four times, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, while passing for 27,141 yards and 156 TDs in 11 seasons with the franchise. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP, Mike Mu)

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