NASHVILLE, Tenn. --** The Tennessee Titans agreed to contract terms today with their first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, QB Marcus Mariota.
"We are glad to have the deal with Marcus done, and I'd like to thank both Marcus and his representatives for their diligence in working with us to finalize this contract," said Titans Executive Vice President and General Manager Ruston Webster. "We were confident that Marcus would be under contract before training camp, and we look forward to him starting his career on time with his teammates when we open camp next week. This is an exciting time for the Tennessee Titans organization, and we look forward to a bright future."
The Titans selected Mariota with the second overall selection in the May draft out of the University of Oregon. The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner received a number of other accolades as a redshirt junior last season, including winning the Maxwell Award and being named Player of the Year by the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
The Honolulu, Hawaii, native was also honored with Davey O'Brien National Quarterback and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards as the nation's top collegiate quarterback. In 2014, the 6-foot-4-inch, 222-pounder directed the most efficient offense (23.5) in the country and led all quarterbacks nationally with a total quarterback rating of 90.9. Mariota finished the season ranked third among FBS quarterbacks with 4,454 passing yards and amassed 42 passing touchdowns, while rushing for 770 yards and 15 scores.
"Thank you to the Tennessee Titans organization as well as my agent for making a dream come true," said Mariota. "I am very grateful and honored to have this opportunity. I look forward to the future with my teammates, and I'm truly excited to be part of this team."
Titans QB Marcus Mariota takes part on the first day of rookie minicamp at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Donn Jones Photography.com)
Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota reacts to being drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the second pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft from Honolulu. (AP Photos)
Titans Online looks at the collegiate career of Heisman Trophy-winning QB Marcus Mariota. (AP Photos)