Jeff Fisher Likes Mularkey-Mariota Pairing with Titans


BOCA RATON, Fla. – Jeff Fisher knows the landscape in Tennessee. He was head coach of the Titans for many years.

Fisher also knows the team's quarterback, Marcus Mariota. Leading up to last year's draft, Fisher and the Rams conducted a private workout with Mariota.

Fisher said on Wednesday from the NFL owners meetings he believes the Titans are in good hands with coach Mike Mularkey, and his QB.

"I think he is going to do great,'' Fisher said of Mularkey. "He knows where to start, and you start with the guy under center, and the guy is going to be a pretty good player. I can relate really well to (Mike), and it starts with the quarterback play. And Mike will protect him, because that's been important to him. I think Mike will do fine."

Fisher took over as head coach of the now Los Angeles Rams in 2012 after spending 17 years with the Titans organization. He took the franchise to six playoff appearances, two AFC Championship Games, and a Super Bowl.

Before the Titans picked Mariota second overall in the 2015 draft, Fisher studied Oregon's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

Mariota broke rookie records for most touchdowns (19), completions (230), passing yards (2,818) and passing attempts (370) in his first NFL season.

"The mobility factor is rare, his ability to extend plays,'' Fisher said of Mariota. "But also his ability to win with his arm. He is smart, he processes. It will be a big step for him from Year 1 to Year 2, and I think fans can look forward to that."


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