Mariota Gets #8 from Ryan Succop


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Playing at Oregon, quarterback Marcus Mariota has gotten used to changing uniforms almost every game wearing almost every variation of Duck green and yellow imaginable. Coming to the NFL and the Tennessee Titans, his apparel is about to take a step toward the drab in comparison.

One day after being selected by the Titans, top draft pick Marcus Mariota arrives at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Donn Jones

That's OK with Mariota, who posed with his new No. 8 with the Titans on Friday night.

"I was waiting for that question," Mariota said. "I'm a big fan of navy blue, so I'm looking forward to wearing that."

And yes, that No. 8 is comfortably Mariota's because Titans general manager Ruston Webster said they got that ball rolling immediately on the number change.

Titans kicker Ryan Succop offered earlier Friday to hand over his number for free if Mariota beat him at arm wrestling, while showing off the kicker's arm strength in a video on Instagram.


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