Latest Marcus Mariota News

Smith in no hurry to settle on Falcons' starting O-line

Aug. 06, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Arthur Smith likes what he’s seen thus far from the offensive line even though the unit still has three unsettled positions. Atlanta is set at left tackle with Jake Matthews and right guard Chris Lindstrom. Both are former first-round...

Titans patient as QB Malik Willis makes jump from Liberty

Aug. 05, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malik Willis is experiencing some growing pains as the Tennessee Titans rookie works through his first training camp. Willis threw a deep pass to Josh Malone for a nice connection Friday and came back by finding Mason Kinsey across the middle in coverage....

Falcons defensive guru Pees determined to raise expectations

Aug. 01, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One season of bottom-rung defense was too much for Dean Pees. Pees, the Atlanta Falcons' veteran defensive coordinator, is making sure his players know he won't stand for another season like 2021, when Atlanta finished 7-10. Only two NFL teams allowed...

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill using playoff loss as fuel for 2022

Jul. 28, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No quarterback has won more games over his first three seasons with the Tennessee franchise than Ryan Tannehill, who has posted a 30-13 record for the Titans. The problem? He is 2-3 in the postseason. Worse is Tannehill and the Titans losing...

Mariota, Ridder dominating QB snaps at Falcons training camp

Jul. 28, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Ridder has heard stories from NFL training camps where four or five quarterbacks line up for snaps, adding pressure to make the most of every repetition. There's no shortage of snaps for Ridder at the Atlanta Falcons' camp. Ridder, the rookie from...

Falcons open camp with low expectations, open positions

Jul. 27, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Arthur Smith wants to see improvement from last year’s 7-10 record even though conventional wisdom says the Atlanta Falcons will backslide in 2022. The Falcons began training camp Wednesday with a roster that has only a few positions settled. The...

QB Malik Willis' deal wraps up Titans' 9-man draft class

Jul. 23, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have wrapped up the last of their nine-man draft class just ahead of training camp by agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract with quarterback Malik Willis. The Titans announced the deal Saturday, a day after agreeing to terms with...

Mariota favored over rookie Ridder in Falcons QB camp derby

Jul. 15, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA FALCONS (7-10) CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Ga. LAST YEAR: The Falcons, looking for a fresh start under first-year coach Arthur Smith and general manager Terry Fontenot, were outscored 459-313. It marked Atlanta's fourth consecutive losing season and helped...

Raiders set to open 1st training camp under McDaniels

Jul. 15, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (10-8) CAMP SITE: Henderson, Nevada LAST YEAR: The Raiders survived a tumultuous season that featured the resignation of coach Jon Gruden and the release of receiver Henry Ruggs III to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016. That wasn't...

Falcons rookie QB Ridder impresses Smith as a quick learner

Jun. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Ridder has impressed himself — and coach Arthur Smith — with his ability to quickly absorb the Atlanta Falcons' playbook. Ridder is still considered the challenger to veteran Marcus Mariota in the Falcons' quarterback competition. Based on his...