Marcus Mariota Injury: Titans Might Use Unusual QB Strategy Vs. Texans

Final thoughts and takeaways from Sunday's 20-17 loss

Final thoughts and takeaways from Sunday's 20-17 loss

Maybe two quarterbacks will be better than one?

Now, it's important that we don't jump to conclusions because Titans head coach Mike Vrabel told the media that he's optimistic his quarterback will play on Sunday against the Texans. Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota is battling an elbow injury that knocked him out of last week's game, while All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins is on the injury report for Houston.

"We are evaluating", Vrabel said about Mariota's injury, via Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official website. "We'll see where things go here as we get closer to game day".

This would be a rather unusual strategy by the Titans, who fell to the Dolphins 27-20 in their season opener. And it's also fair to wonder whether the Titans should use Mariota at all if Gabbert receives most of the snaps, especially since Tennessee will be without both of its starting tackles - Taylor Lewan (concussion) and Jack Conklin (knee) - in Week 2. "I think it's probably about stagnant as far as improvement".